Ralph's job is to assign film ratings to all movies that are submitted to the MPAA. Being very old fashioned in his mores, he is the perfect man for the job. And he angers not a few of the new libertarian breed of producers. However, when his daughter leaves her baseball playing husband in Florida and decides to move back in with her baby, Ralph's puritan ethic cracks. Not so much because she is getting a divorce, but rather because her marriage was only common law, from which no divorce is possible.