Rodney Dangerfield once joked about a kid who was so mean he'd glue worms to the sidewalk and watch the birds get hernias. Such is the hernial effort that director Joan Micklin Silver invests in BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY ... THEY JUST GET EVEN, a tepid teenage angst sitcom, in a futile effort to
wring some meaning and emotion from Frank Mugavero's shallow and rattleheaded screenplay.
Thirteen-year-old Laura Chartoff (Hillary Wolf), a lonely and unloved victim of multiple parental divorces and remarriages, introduces her "modern-day fairy tale ... less simple and with lawyers." Laura lives with her current stepfather, Keith Powers (David Strathairn), an aloof and cold