In MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER, likeable actors Ashton Kutcher (JUST MARRIED) and
Tara Reid (JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS) co-star in an extremely lame comedy.
Also featured is Terence Stamp (THE LIMEY), who starts off smartly playing a
gruff, take-no-prisoners boss but ends up having to engage in some
embarrassingly bad slapstick. About the only promising moment in the story
comes when Reid begins to do a striptease, but the PG-13 rating keeps it
tame and brief. Where is an R-rating when you need one to spice up a DOA
The plot involves an employee, Tom Stansfield (Kutcher), who is conned by
Lisa Taylor (Reid), the daughter of his boss, Jack (Stamp). Lisa wants him
to house-sit for her father while he is out of town. She leads Tom to
believe that he is coming over for a date. Jack threatens Tom with all
manner of bodily harm if anything happens to his pristine mansion.
No sooner has Jack left than people start showing up to trash the place
while Tom tries to keep them from messing it up. It's a plot you've had to
endure a hundred times before. For jokes there are three instances of
people urinating on another person, a handicapped man being abused, and an
owl named O.J. -- after the football player, not the murderer, Jack
"explains" -- who flies away after drinking cocaine-laced toilet water. Oh
yes, there is also a breast cancer joke. Little of the humor works.
Sending this movie directly to video rather than trying to sneak it into the
theaters without any advance press screenings would have been kind. After
paying full price for this turkey, you are going to wish that you had chosen
any other movie.
MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER runs 1:25. It is rated PG-13 for "crude and sex-related
humor, drug content and language" and would be acceptable for kids around 12
My son Jeffrey, age 14, gave it *** 1/2, saying that the movie was
hilarious. He thought all of the different subplots blended well and that
the cast worked well together.
Copyright © 2003 Steve Rhodes