My Boss's Daughter (2003)
My Boss's Daughter (2003) concerns a loser (Ashton Kutcher) stuck in
a menial department at a magazine, employed by a publisher (Terence
Stamp) who is a gigantic asshole who fires people on the slightest
Why doesn't he quit? As implied by
the title, the boss's daughter (Tara Reid) is the girl Our Hero
dreams of. She invites him to their house, and he assumes that he's
been asked over for a date, only to find that he is to house-sit and
take care of a neurotic owl while Reid is at a party.
What follows is Murphy's law
personified. Various people show up to abuse the house on Ashton's
watch, including Tara's psychotic, drug-dealing brother, a secretary
that the boss fired, her psycho boyfriend, a gangster, etc. The owl
drinks some coke and goes on the rampage, escaping outside. Things
are broken, and weird neighbors cause more trouble, so Ashton
expects the worst reaction from Reid, but she comes home and is
friendly to him, so he thinks his charm is working.
Carmen Electra shows breasts through a very
wet shirt, which is the highlight of the film.
Then he discovers she thinks he's
Most of the humor is physical and in rather poor taste. Even the
scene I found funniest made a joke of breast cancer. There was
talent in the cast, and maybe humor to be found in the plot outline,
but most of the film was just a lowbrow farce in very poor taste.
Critics Vote ...
Box Office Mojo. It was budgeted at $14 million for
production. It grossed $15 million.
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Based on this description,
this is a D-.
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