She's Out of Control
She's Out of Control (1989)

In this comedy, teenager Katie Simpson (Ami Dolenz) has a makeover and begins to attract a lot of attention from the high school boys, much to the dismay of her overprotective father (Tony Danza).

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

The script is another one of those high-concept specials that sound like they were midwifed by an agent.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Dragoti's dire, dishonest, seldom humorous social comedy has all the nauseating hallmarks of a big-budget sitcom.

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People Magazine

Director Stan Dragoti keeps things lively and makes this adolescent paean to popularity relatively painless.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Essentially a feature-length sitcom, She's Out of Control specializes not in psychology but in snappy patter.

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Caryn James
New York Times

It is an extended version of familiar, bland sitcom situations.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As dated as an '80s music video...

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Variety Staff

Despite some funny scenes, the sitcomish treatment of a father's anxiety over his teenage daughter's budding sexuality is mostly shallow and uneven.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Aj V
First of all, this movie starts out too slow, and with awkward editing. But, later it catches up nicely and is enjoyable to watch. Shawn's… More
Nicki Marie
Cute 80's film. Rated it half a star higher than it actually deserves because the 80's were my era and I always enjoy a flashback! Tony Danza is a… More