My Boss's Daughter (2003) from Tuna

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 whim.

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.

DVD info from Amazon

  • widescreen anamorphic

  • R-rated version. The theatrical release was PG-13. 

Then he discovers she thinks he's gay.

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.

The Critics Vote ...

  • James Berardinelli .5/4. "Message to those who thought Gigli was the worst movie of 2003: check this one out. You'll change your mind damn fast."

The People Vote ...

  • Box Office Mojo. It was budgeted at $14 million for production. It grossed $15 million.
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a D-.

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