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One minute your daughter is wearing bunny slippers and demanding bedtime stories.
The next, she's wearing a midriff-baring t-shirt and demanding the car keys.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter takes us shriek by shriek thorugh the process of raising teenage girls, including braces (the most expensive metal on earth), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), and, of course, dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body, or I will remove them).
Unoriginal but brisk and occasionally poignant, its biggest selling point is Ritter himself, who can still turn minor problems into charm points via stammers and double takes. Bruce Cameron, is the ultimate flipside to “Father Knows Best”: Dad’s heart is in the right place, but he’s got a lot to learn.
From negotiating punishment with his daughters to ganging up on them with his son, its leading man uses some heavy-duty sarcasm while navigating the choppy waters of parenthood.
The shows storylines were about a family patriarch named Paul Hennessy trying to stop his daughters from growing up too fast mainly in dating.
Director James Widdoes and the four credited writers clearly sought to be sensitive, and there was something irresistibly emotional about the fictitious family’s pain given its real-life underpinnings.
Kerry (Amy Davidson) is the homely, profound type who reads “The Bell Jar” for fun and secretly resents her older sister’s ability to have a blast.
Brat of the pack is Rory (Martin Spanjers), a witty sneak who gets pop’s attention by virtue of being the only one who likes sports and who doesn’t “get” the female race.
Still, most of the stabs at comedy felt forced, including cameos by John Ratzenberger and Patrick Warburton, expressing their condolences. Each scene was connected by melancholy guitar chords, working overtime to create a properly somber tone.
Similarly, the underlying plot thread — in which all the characters feel guilt about their final encounters with the family’s late patriarch — was so neatly resolved (Paul, a newspaper columnist, magically addressed their concerns through a posthumously discovered column) as to feel a bit cloying.
“The talk of parents nationwide.” —People magazine“Witty, wise, and excruciatingly on the money...