My Boss's Daughter

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Kutcher comedy is crude, offensive, and all-around bad.
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 100 minutes

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

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


Comic violence. Comic peril.


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


Some strong language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Character deals drugs, a lot of beer drinking.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydvdgirl October 28, 2019

I like it it’s rated pg13 right?

I enjoy or enjoyed it it’s cute I’m confused about the rating . I think it’s rated pg 13 but there is an r rated version but two words Ashton Kutcher who is ado... Continue reading
Adult Written bygoodgirl January 4, 2017

i like this movie.

it was cute. there is a PG-13 version and a R rated version. its got Ashton in it which makes it a good movie. I like it.
Teen, 13 years old Written byLeah. December 23, 2016


This movie was simply hilarious. I see how parents and some teens would find some parts of this movie offensive, but. it's all good humoured and fun.
Teen, 16 years old Written byHeheGonzalo August 16, 2016

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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

  • In theaters: August 21, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: 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
  • Last updated: March 14, 2020

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