In the wake of IT'S PAT and A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY, basing feature films on SNL
sketch characters might not seem such a hot idea. Think again; Molly Shannon's klutzy Catholic schoolgirl's feature debut is a delightful surprise, a tightly written,
savvy slapstick comedy with genuine heart. Pity poor Mary Katherine Gallagher (Shannon); she an orphan who lives in the ugliest house in town, she expresses her feelings in TV-movie monologues and has a hopeless crush on Sky Corrigan (Will Ferrell), the most popular and unavailable boy in school.
She's also convinced (against all evidence) that she's a multi-talented superstar in the making. When her school stages a...