My verdict: The comedy is mostly pretty good, though heavily predictable. Unfortunately there were a few off-color jokes which I thought were unnecessary. And Martin Short's invented accent wasn't consistent enough to actually sound convincing or funny. Kimberly Williams-Paisley didn't look old enough to be getting a Master's degree in anything. She looked old enough to be in a high school movie. (She was only twenty when the film premiered, but her character was supposed to be twenty-two.) I could say that I connected with Steve Martin's character because now I have a daughter of my own. But I didn't. I still thought his character was generally an idiot. Diane Keaton does a pretty good job as the mother.
Photograph of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in Their Wedding Regalia is by Roger Fenton and now exists in the public domain. It is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Queen Victoria Albert 1854.JPG.