MY BOSS' DAUGHTER

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Release Date: August 22, 2003

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid,
Jeffrey Tambor, Andy Ritcher,
Terrence Stamp, and Carmen
Electra

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers REVIEWER: Lisa A.
Rice “I can’t believe we
stayed for the whole painful
thing,” commented a teenage
boy sitting next to me at the
review to his girlfriend. That
just about perfectly sums up
the content and appeal of MY
BOSS’ DAUGHTER. The story is
about Tom Stansfield (played
by Ashton Kutcher), who just
can’t get angry. Though he
is sweet and kind and does
whatever is asked of him, he
can’t stand up to his strict
and erratic boss. Neither can
he express his feelings of
admiration to the boss’
beautiful daughter, Lisa.
Finally, his big chance
arrives. Lisa asks him to come
over and housesit while her
father goes out of town. What
Tom doesn’t realize is that
Lisa actually won’t be
there. She’ll be at a party.
No worries. Tom doesn’t get
mad, right? He simply
determines to do the best
possible job watching the
boss’s prized, sickly owl
and keeping the pristine house
clean. That will surely
impress both the boss and
Lisa. Despite his well-laid
plans, however, Tom finds
himself in a “Cat in the
Hat”-like situation dealing
with a wide array of
unexpected houseguests that
keep him from his assignment.
Among these guests are the
boss’ secretary who just got
fired that day, her redneck
boyfriend and two other
strange friends, the next door
neighbor girl with a bandaged,
bloody head who thinks Tom is
her blind date, Lisa’s older
brother who’s on the run
from the local drug dealers,
and finally, one of the drug
dealers himself. Can Tom
finally stand up and take
control? This is a cute
storyline that goes south very
quickly. The gags are borrowed
from various other movies, and
the whole thing is reminiscent
of a weaker version of ANGER
MANAGEMENT. The acting is
weak, the character arc is not
achieved in a satisfying way,
and the gags just aren’t
that funny after awhile.
There is a lot of irritating,
earthy humor including men
urinating on the boss’ fine
furniture and on each other, a
girl with a bandaged head
oozing blood onto everything,
and characters vomiting,
having convulsions, and
burping. There is a striptease
dance, mercifully cut short,
and several homosexual
references. The language is
offensive. The character
interaction is not believable.
The whole thing just falls
short and falls flat.
Discerning audiences will
surely find better alternate
autumn amusement by simply
closing their eyes and picking
any other title on the
marquis. Please address your
comments to: Bob Weinstein and
Harvey Weinstein Dimension
Films 99 Hudson Street, 5th
Floor New York, NY
10013 Phone: (212)
219-4100 Fax: (212)
941-3836 Website:
www.dimensionfilms.com

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Dimension Films/Miramax

Director: David Zucker

Executive Producer:

Producer: John Jacobs, Gil Netter, and
Ashton Kutcher EXECUTIVE
PRODUCER: Paddy Cullen

Writer: David Dorfman

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Content:

(PaPaPa, Ho, PC, LLL, VV, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Totally pagan worldview with protagonist’s character arc moving from sweet, servant-hearted, and vulnerable, albeit a bit doormat-ish to an “I’ll get what I want and take what I want” mentality, coupled with some homosexual and politically correct elements; deplorable language with about 42 obscenities and about 16 profanities; violence includes shootings with gun, man hit in head with shovel, an attempt at burying man alive, loud, redneck fighting with man hitting woman, and many, many scatological gags involving three guys urinating on things and people, and a bloody, bandaged head leaking and oozing on everything, vomiting, burping, etc.; sex includes glimpse of the cover of a gay men’s magazine that shows two shirtless men embracing, girl doing striptease act for boyfriend but mercifully stopping at the glimpse-of-bra and panty level, protagonist feeling the breasts of two women (to check for breast cancer), woman fondling her own breasts in wet T-shirt, man fondling his nipples in wet shirt (meant for laughs), “Daisy Duke” short shorts, and several homosexual references; several depictions of drinking and drunkenness; depictions of drugs and drug deals; and, lying, poisoning, stealing, and disrespect for authority.

GENRE: Comedy

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Summary:

In MY BOSS’ DAUGHTER, a spineless employee housesits for his boss trying to impress the boss’ daughter and must deal with a sudden onslaught of unexpected, destructive guests that challenge him to the core. The movie falls short in acting and storyline and is offensive to moral audiences with its plethora of language, sex, body humor gags, and pagan worldview elements.

Review:

“I can’t believe we stayed for the whole painful thing,” commented a teenage boy sitting next to me at the review to his girlfriend. That just about perfectly sums up the content and appeal of MY BOSS’ DAUGHTER.

The story is about Tom Stansfield (played by Ashton Kutcher), who just can’t get angry. Though he is sweet and kind and does whatever is asked of him, he can’t stand up to his strict and erratic boss. Neither can he express his feelings of admiration to the boss’ beautiful daughter, Lisa. Finally, his big chance arrives. Lisa asks him to come over and housesit while her father goes out of town.

What Tom doesn’t realize is that Lisa actually won’t be there. She’ll be at a party. No worries. Tom doesn’t get mad, right? He simply determines to do the best possible job watching the boss’s prized, sickly owl and keeping the pristine house clean. That will surely impress both the boss and Lisa. Despite his well-laid plans, however, Tom finds himself in a “Cat in the Hat”-like situation dealing with a wide array of unexpected houseguests that keep him from his assignment. Among these guests are the boss’ secretary who just got fired that day, her redneck boyfriend and two other strange friends, the next door neighbor girl with a bandaged, bloody head who thinks Tom is her blind date, Lisa’s older brother who’s on the run from the local drug dealers, and finally, one of the drug dealers himself. Can Tom finally stand up and take control?

This is a cute storyline that goes south very quickly. The gags are borrowed from various other movies, and the whole thing is reminiscent of a weaker version of ANGER MANAGEMENT. The acting is weak, the character arc is not achieved in a satisfying way, and the gags just aren’t that funny after awhile.

There is a lot of irritating, earthy humor including men urinating on the boss’ fine furniture and on each other, a girl with a bandaged head oozing blood onto everything, and characters vomiting, having convulsions, and burping. There is a striptease dance, mercifully cut short, and several homosexual references. The language is offensive. The character interaction is not believable. The whole thing just falls short and falls flat. Discerning audiences will surely find better alternate autumn amusement by simply closing their eyes and picking any other title on the marquis.

Please address your comments to:

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein

Dimension Films

99 Hudson Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 219-4100

Fax: (212) 941-3836

Website: www.dimensionfilms.com

SUMMARY: In MY BOSS’ DAUGHTER, a spineless employee housesits for his boss trying to impress the boss’ daughter and must deal with a sudden onslaught of unexpected, destructive guests that challenge him to the core. The movie falls short in acting and storyline and is offensive to moral audiences with its plethora of language, sex, body humor gags, and pagan worldview elements.

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