She's Out of Control
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She's Out of Control
Director Stan Dragoti, whose forte is plumbing the depths of the male psyche, plumbs those depths once again in She's Out of Control. Tony Danza stars as Doug Simpson, a broadcasting executive who has trouble adjusting to the fact that his fifteen-year-old daughter Katie (Ami Dolenz) is blossoming into a sexual being. This realization kicks in after his fiancee Janet (Catherine Hicks) takes Katie for a makeover; suddenly she appears before Doug looking like a sultry super model. Now Doug is unable to look at his daughter as anything other than as a sexy chick, and he spends his time… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite some funny scenes, the sitcomish treatment of a father's anxiety over his teenage daughter's budding sexuality is mostly shallow and uneven."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"She's Out of Control is simultaneously so bizarre and so banal that it's a first: the first movie fabricated entirely from sitcom cliches and plastic lifestyles, without reference to any known plane of reality."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This leads to all manner of trivial, pseudo-comic shenanigans, but not to any insight, comic or otherwise, into the emotional realities of father-daughter relationships."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If we were judging the film on Ms Dolenz's beauty, this would be a winner."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Dragoti's dire, dishonest, seldom humorous social comedy has all the nauseating hallmarks of a big-budget sitcom."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"It's an irksome, one-dimensional sitcom with smut."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"One of the very worst films of 1989."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"This is the kind of film that makes me wish we could simply erase the 1980's."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"It is an extended version of familiar, bland sitcom situations."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"As dated as an '80s music video..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Leering and tacky, yet annoyingly chaste at the same time. Should have remained the TV-movie it was meant to be."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"She's Out of Control is predictable, silly and contrived, all of which could be forgiven if it were funny enough. It's not."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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