She's Out of Control (1989)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Apr 14, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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 unable to look at his daughter as anything other than as a sexy chick, and he spends his time fending off packs of horny suitors while dictating morality to Katie. It finally gets to the point where Doug consults with television psychiatrist Dr. Fishbinder (Wallace Shawn), who recommends that Doug read a book he has written for single fathers, advising him, "If you're a slow reader, you better put your daughter on the pill."

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adjustment, coming-of-age, dating, daughter, family, father, growing-pains, parent, self-discovery, teenagers