By peoplestaff225
Updated February 02, 2009 12:00 PM

In his latest movie New In Town, Harry Connick Jr. portrays a dad grappling with the realities of a daughter who is new to the dating scene. It’s familiar territory for the 41-year-old singer and actor, whose eldest daughter Georgia Tatom, 12 ½, is involved in her first relationship. Fortunately, it appears as though she has excellent taste in boys! “I know he’s a good kid and I know that his family’s a good family, so that definitely helps,” Harry explains. “And he’s got manners. He’s very polite, very respectful.”

That’s why — unlike his character in the film — Harry says he’s never felt the need to flex his dad muscles in front of Georgia’s boyfriend! Says Harry,

In addition to Georgia, Harry and wife Jill Goodacre are parents to Sara Kate, 11 and Charlotte, 6 ½. New In Town is in theaters now.