The script is another one of those high-concept specials that sound like they were midwifed by an agent.
Essentially a feature-length sitcom, She's Out of Control specializes not in psychology but in snappy patter.
| Original Score: 2/4
Director Stan Dragoti keeps things lively and makes this adolescent paean to popularity relatively painless.
As dated as an '80s music video...
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.
Despite some funny scenes, the sitcomish treatment of a father's anxiety over his teenage daughter's budding sexuality is mostly shallow and uneven.
Dragoti's dire, dishonest, seldom humorous social comedy has all the nauseating hallmarks of a big-budget sitcom.
One of the very worst films of 1989.
| Original Score: 0/5
It is an extended version of familiar, bland sitcom situations.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Leering and tacky, yet annoyingly chaste at the same time. Should have remained the TV-movie it was meant to be.
| Original Score: 1/5
If we were judging the film on Ms Dolenz's beauty, this would be a winner.
| Original Score: 2/5
This is the kind of film that makes me wish we could simply erase the 1980's.
| Original Score: 1/10
It's an irksome, one-dimensional sitcom with smut.
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.
| Original Score: 0/4
She's Out of Control is predictable, silly and contrived, all of which could be forgiven if it were funny enough. It's not.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
| Original Score: 3/5