MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 161 this week

She's Out of Control (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  14 April 1989 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 2,948 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 9 critic

When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to turn make her father become overprotective of her.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 28 Dec 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 
a list of 36 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: She's Out of Control (1989)

She's Out of Control (1989) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of She's Out of Control.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Demolition University (Video 1999)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A college student and his friends try to thwart a deranged war veteran's plan to poison the city's water supply.

Director: Kevin Tenney
Stars: Corey Haim, Ami Dolenz, Laraine Newman
Dance 'Til Dawn (TV Movie 1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Christina Applegate, Tempestt Bledsoe, Brian Bloom
Getting In (1994)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Stephen Mailer, Grahame Wood, Kristy Swanson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A charming womaniser has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love or go to a business school, recommended by his father.

Director: William Richert
Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger
Parallel Lives (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is a nostalgic look at the typical "Class Reunion" of a group after about a quarter of a century of going their separate ways after graduation. The girls that used to be pretty and the... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: James Belushi, Liza Minnelli, Michael S. O'Rourke
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott
Stepmonster (Video 1993)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Todd Dougherty has an imagination driven by comic book. So when he accuses his soon-to-be stepmother of being a monster, no one believes him. When neighbors start turning up dead, it ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Stanford
Stars: Alan Thicke, Molly Cheek, Billy Corben
Miracle Beach (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A romantically hapless young man (Scott) has his life changed when he finds the proverbial genie-in-a-bottle, in this case a very comely lass (Jeannie). With Jeannie granting wishes left ... See full summary »

Director: Skott Snider
Stars: Dean Cameron, Ami Dolenz, Felicity Waterman
Session Man (TV Short 1991)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When personal and creative differences threaten to destroy a musical supergroup during the recording of an album, studio guitar player McQueen is brought in to smooth out the tracks. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Winston
Stars: Michael Harris, Ricardo Aguilar, Erich Anderson
Morning Maggie (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Ellen Greene, Hank Azaria, Marita Geraghty
Second Chance (1987–1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Charles Russell dies, but since he is too good for hell and too bad for heaven, he is given the opportunity to go back to 1987 to assist his younger self, Chazz, in making better decisions ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Perry, Billy Gallo, Randee Heller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Doug Simpson
...
Janet Pearson
...
Dr. Fishbinder
...
Mr. Pearson
...
Katie Simpson
Laura Mooney ...
Bonnie Simpson
...
Jeff Robbins
...
Joey
...
Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
Lance Wilson-White ...
Richard
Michael Alaimo ...
Baggage Handler
...
Doug's Secretary
Diana Barrows ...
Lisa
Jan Bina ...
Harpist
...
Kid at Beach
Edit

Storyline

Doug Simpson lives alone with his two daughters Katie and Bonnie. Katie has just turned 15 and when Doug is out of town on a business trip she gets herself a treatment at a beauty parlor. She removes her braces and her thick glasses. Without those, she is a beautiful young woman and the boys line up outside the front door to date her. But Doug won't accept that his *girl* is seeing *men*... Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How can you protect your daughter when boys think about sex 652 times a day! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Little Girl  »

Box Office

Gross:

$12,065,892 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film critic Gene Siskel hated this movie so much that he stated on "Siskel & Ebert" that it almost made him quit his job. Yet he stated that later the same day he saw a better teen comedy Say Anything... (1989) and it encouraged him not to quit. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is in the kitchen talking to Doug, he speculates on what would happen if Katie met a duke or a prince in Europe. He says, "What about that Prince Charles guy?" To which Doug responds, "Prince Charles is married." However, both men's lips form the word "Andrew" instead of Charles. See more »

Quotes

Doug Simpson: Now, what have we learned today?
Katie Simpson: [sighing thankfully] I learned to never, never ask my dad a question he doesn't have the guts to answer.
See more »

Connections

References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

California Dreamin'
Written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas (as Mamas and Papas)
Courtesy of MCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
25 years later?
14 April 2014 | by (Gainesville, FL) – See all my reviews

In March 1989, I was on spring break, staying at my dad's house, when I saw a TV commercial for "She's Out of Control." Although I was a guy, I was fascinated by the idea of a geek who miraculously changes and ends up conquering all. It seemed to me like an underdog story, and I've always liked that kind of story. But upon rushing to the theater on opening night--April 14, 1989--I was surprised to discover that the movie was really about the dad and his obsession over protecting his daughter. Still, I found it enjoyable enough, even with the PG rating.

Exactly 25 years later, I find myself typing a review after having watched "She's Out of Control" for the second time--on DVD, and on my Xbox One. What compelled me to revisit a movie so notoriously reviled by Siskel and Ebert? I suppose I just wanted to watch again it 25 years to the day (for the perfect timing), and see it from the perspective of a 42-year-old, as opposed to my 17-year-old self in 1989.

As many others have noted, this movie is really a movie-length sitcom with some mild profanity, and some other PG-rated material. It's mostly harmless, at least for people 10 and older. It doesn't break any new ground or develop its themes in any insightful way, but I found it reasonably entertaining and likable. It's what you call a "family movie," meaning that it tries to appeal to everybody--children, teens, and adults.

Those of you looking for late 80s nostalgia will be bombarded with music video-inspired editing and closeups, Paula Abdul-choreographed dancing, and Aqua Net-assisted hair. The girls' bedroom, with its George Michael poster, oversized Swatch clock, and Apple IIc, particularly encapsulates the final years of the Pastel Decade. Also, look for appearances by Todd Bridges and Dustin Diamond.

So, what do I think of it today? Am I any smarter than I was in 1989, two months before my high school graduation? Nah, I'm still stupid--and had a good time being stupid for the second time.

Exactly 25 years from now--April 14, 2039--I may find myself watching "She's Out of Control" for the THIRD time--in 4K. If IMDb still exists, I'll be sure to let all of you know about it on the review page.

Happy 25th birthday, "She's Out of Control."


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Love it rainybklynight
shes not really outta control sharp-june
does anyone have a copy of this film for sale?? ladyvip
READ ME! lil_mel-1
dvd? halloweentowngirl
Looking for a movie that came out around the same time as this one.. Kristette
Discuss She's Out of Control (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?