She's Out of Control (1989)



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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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Seth Winston, Michael J. Nathanson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 13, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Doug Simpson

as Katie Simpson

as Janet Pearson

as Dr. Fishbinder

as Mr. Pearson

as Bonnie Simpson

as Baggage Handler

as Doug's Secretary

as Harpist

as Kid at Beach

as Joey's Friend

as Water Man

as Maitre'd

as Kid on the Beach

as Parking Attendant

as Disheveled Kid

as Receptionist

as Mrs. Pearson

as Doctor

as Security Guard

as Patient

as Boy Friend

as Cheryl

as Corvette Kid

as Chaperone

as Airport Security Off...

as Beach Boy

as Security Officer

as Robin

as Corvette Kid's Frien...

as Robin

as Optometrist

as Dr. Feldman

as Bonnie's Date

as Receptionist

as Boy Friend No. 2

as 12-Year-Old Kid

as Flight Captain

as Lifeguard

as Volleyball Player

as Dancer

as Dancer

as Dancer

as Voice of KHEY-FM 97....
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Critic Reviews for She's Out of Control

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

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

Full Review… | April 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Essentially a feature-length sitcom, She's Out of Control specializes not in psychology but in snappy patter.

Full Review… | April 23, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 6, 2007
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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It is an extended version of familiar, bland sitcom situations.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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It's an irksome, one-dimensional sitcom with smut.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for She's Out of Control


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 character's interacting with Danza's is especially entertaining. This was really funny, but also a really heartwarming film. It's pretty good.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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 bit over the top as the protective father, but the girls are both good and there's even a small role for Matthew Perry here. Just a nice little movie with a few laughs. May be a bit dated for today's teens, though.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Another 80's teen comedy that deals with the usual cliches involving confrontations between teenage daughters and their fathers. The cast and a few funny jokes aimed at teenage life make this a fun film to watch. However, the entire movie as a whole is a one joke story that tends to drag in some spots. Mostly for fans of the cast and it's genre!!!!!!!

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