My Boss's Daughter

  • Review Date: February 8, 2004
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 100 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Kutcher comedy is crude, offensive, and all-around bad.
  • Review Date: February 8, 2004
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 100 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Many tasteless, crass, racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic jokes.

Violence

Comic violence. Comic peril.

Sex

Sexual references and situations, brief nudity, joke about attempted rape.

Language

Some strong language.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Character deals drugs, a lot of beer drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic jokes, sexual situations and references, strong language, drinking, and drug dealing. There is comic peril and violence, including an apparent seizure after ingesting a sedative and alcohol. Characters are threatened with guns and a gun is fired.

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What's the story?

In MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER, Tom (Ashton Kutcher) is a shy clerk at a publishing firm who has trouble asserting himself and expressing anger. He wants to get a job in the creative department but is so intimidated by the tyrannical CEO, Jack Taylor (Terence Stamp), that he has never had the nerve to apply for it. To complicate things further, Tom has a crush on Jack's daughter, Lisa (Tara Reid), but is too shy to let her know. Tom thinks that Lisa has asked him on a date, but in reality, she has asked him to pet-sit her father's owl, OJ, so she can go to a party with her boyfriend. Jack warns Tom that if anything goes wrong, he will not just be fired but painfully killed. This of course means that everything will go wrong.

Is it any good?

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It isn't just that My Boss's Daughter is stupid. It isn't just that it is offensive. It isn't just that it is not funny. It is all of the above, plus an appalling use of talented people like Terence Stamp, Michael Madsen, Molly, and David Zucker (of Airplane) who directed the whole mess and then put his real name on it.

The set-up is just fine (think of The Cat in the Hat and many wonderful screwball comedies). The problem is that not one thing that happens in the next hour onscreen is interesting, funny, or original. It is just one long cringe-inducing disgust-fest with jokes about OJ Simpson, a girl's bleeding head wound, gays, blacks, a blind quadriplegic, attempted suicide, an apparent seizure, rape and too much more. In fact, if you made a list of every single thing in the world that is not funny, you'd have this movie.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what Jack learned about being a parent and whether anyone in this movie learned anything about how to pick better material in the future.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:August 21, 2003
DVD release date:February 3, 2004
Cast:Carmen Electra, Tara Reid
Director:David Zucker
Studio:Miramax
Genre:Comedy
Run time:100 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:crude and sex-related humor, drug content and language

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Teen, 17 years old Written byMattyWatty556 April 9, 2008
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MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER- R Rated DVD Version

The R Rated DVD Version of the film MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER is the usual funny movie. There is about 10 more minutes of film compared to the regular PG-13 version. There is much more crude humor: toilet, sex jokes (pretty mild), potty humor...nothing much. But the movie is much more funny with the added bonus. Carmen Electra is in with skimpy bathing suits etc. Very funny good movie.
Adult Written byMovieMan101 April 9, 2008
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MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER

MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER is one of those movies you want to see but don't end up seeing. Well I saw it. And let me tell you, as a guy I found some parts really funny and some parts racist and crass. And this movie is very teen related mostly 15-18 age wise I would think. I have to say though this is much funnier than JUST MARRIED. Sex-7: Sexually related dialogue is present as well as nudity including all the way from wet tshirts to real nudity. Several sexual situations are there too. Violence-5: This department is definitely played for laughs with things that are comical like running into walls, mindless animal violence etc. Language-6: The same kind of language as in a PG-13, mildly strong. Drug Use-9: One chracter sells drugs, pills etc. Scariness-0 Racism-9 1/2: Tons of homophobic, rude crass racist remarks that could be called jokes. My Rating: R for strong crude sexual content and humor, and for language and drugs

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