Overprotective dad (William Petersen) + sheltered nymphet daughter (Reese Witherspoon) + psycho boyfriend (Mark Wahlberg) = testosterone-driven entertainment with a moral, sleekly directed by James (AT CLOSE RANGE) Foley. Sixteen-year-old virgin Nicole takes
up with penis-on-two-legs David because she thinks he's just misunderstood, and by the time she realizes Dad has his number, it's almost too late. The lesson is reactionary -- father knows best, little girl -- but getting there is lots of fun. Kaiser the dog and Gary the best friend are doomed by
convention, but waiting to see how they get whacked is squirm-inducing in the best sense of the term. The sequence i...