"I watched Sixteen Candles recently and I now do not approve of Samantha going anywhere near Jake Ryan."
"The movie ‘Juno.’ Jennifer Garner’s character is at first portrayed as a ‘square.’ then you realize she’s a mature adult and her husband is a man-baby."
"Not a movie, but… Sadly, The Wonder Years. I always couldn’t believe the dad was real, with his pissed off attitude from work. Now I understand"
"Not a teen movie, but Father of the Bride.
Watching it as a kid, Steve Martin seemed like an old grump.
Rewatching it as an adult, holy [email protected]#t he is the only sane person in that movie."
"Rugrats. The parents were so young and just doing their best. I like it was a group of neighbors that were best friends too. I get really stressed out on their behalf now. Especially the one where didi just wants to make it home before her banana tree she bought died in the car but no one could get their [email protected]#t together."
"American Pie. As a new father, I hope to be like Jim’s dad when my little one is a teenager. Caring, loving and a complete embarrassment to them."
"Way late to the party; but I’m gonna say “Daria”.
I used to be a disaffected teen too. All my problems were SO HUGE! And Daria’s parents just DIDN’T UNDERSTAND!
I watch it now, and Jake Morgendorffer is who I identify best with. He’s supposed to seem silly and crazy and out of touch, but now I just see a guy who worries so much about providing for his family, dealing with insecurity about his masculinity, and trying to relate to his daughters any way he can in spite of being completely baffled by them, because his hypermasculine upbringing left him ill-equipped to relate to girls.
Poor Jake. He just wants to be a better dad than his dad. And in spite of his goofiness, I think he does an okay job."
"Mr. Wilson in Dennis the Menace. Seriously, [email protected]#k that little miscreant and his parents that turn a blind eye to his shenanigans."
"The Lion King.
Oh I thought Zazu was just an old fun-killer. What do you mean, Simba can’t be king? Why would you prevent the kids from going where they want?
As an adult and father, I’m 100% Team Zazu."
"The mom in Ice Princess. So you have a daughter who has a talent for and seems to like physics and has a shot of getting into harvard. This girl throws it away for ice skating where she has only been competing for less than a year, where if she gets injured she’s done and when she reaches 30 she’s pretty much done. There is no way she is at an olympic level at that point she would need years of training! Hell yes I would advise against it too!a,"
"Gene Wilder in original Charlie and the Chocolate factory “stop, don’t… come back”"
"In Dirty Dancing, Jerry Orbach just wanted a family summer vacation and instead learned entirely too much about his daughters’ sex lives."
"Dirty Dancing. The dad was completely justified in not wanting his teenaged daughter to fraternize with a creepy adult male camp dance teacher."
"Not a movie but Squidward do be making some good points."
"When I was younger I rooted for Jim’s shenanigans in The Office.
The older I get the more I relate to Stanley and how he just wants to bide his time until retirement."
"Sounds blasphemous to say about a movie I dearly love and pushing the definition of teen, but Animal House. If you’ve got a fraternity destroying a campus and members that are flunking out the Dean has to do something. And when he tells Flounder “fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son,” well he actually sounds concerned and that is good advice."
"Mrs. Doubtfire. Miranda came home from work only to find her deadbeat husband hosting a party with wild animals in her home. During the divorce, he claimed he was unemployable. Then he dressed up like a woman with professional makeup/costume etc. and watched their kids secretly and tried to kill her new boyfriend!"
"Just rewatched A Goofy Movie as an adult. Goofy just wanted to spend time with his kid. That was the whole conflict. Just go fishing with your dad, Max, you and Roxanne are breaking up before the sequel anyway."
"10 Things I Hate About You. When the dad says “you’re 18, you don’t know what you want. And you won’t know what you want ’til you’re 45, and even if you get it, you’ll be too old to use it.”"