My Boss's Daughter

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My Boss' Daughter
My bosss daughter.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed byDavid Zucker
Produced byGil Netter
John Jacobs
Written byDavid Dorfman
StarringAshton Kutcher
Tara Reid
Jeffrey Tambor
Andy Richter
Terence Stamp
Molly Shannon
Music byTeddy Castellucci
CinematographyMartin McGrath
Edited byPatrick Lussier
Sam Craven
Gil Netter Productions
John Jacobs Productions
Distributed byDimension Films
Release date
  • August 22, 2003 (2003-08-22)
Running time
86 minutes
90 minutes (R-rated version)
CountryUnited States
Budget$14 million[1]
Box office$18,191,005[1]

My Boss's Daughter is a 2003 romantic comedy film starring Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid and Terence Stamp.

It was Charlotte Zucker's final film role before her death on September 5, 2007.


Tom Stansfield is a researcher at a publishing company who works under the tyrannical Jack Taylor. Tom has a crush on his boss' daughter, Lisa, who is completely controlled by her overprotective father. She reveals to Tom that her father is making her house-sit the same night as a party she wants to attend, but Tom convinces her to stand up to her father and attend the party anyway. Lisa asks him to come to their house that night, leading Tom to think that she has invited him to the party; in reality, she just wants him to fill in for her - he reluctantly agrees.

A comedy of errors ensues, including the return of Lisa's older brother, Red, on the run from drug dealers. Red dumps drugs into the toilet, and instead returns a bag of flour to the drug dealer. One of Tom's tasks is to guard their owl, O-J, which lives in an open cage (it has not been able to fly due to a deep depression, from the loss of a prior mate). When the bird drinks from the toilet polluted with drugs, it flies away. Jack's ex-secretary Audrey goes to the house to try to earn her job back. After fighting with her boyfriend, she stays over at the house.

Lisa returns home after finding out that her boyfriend Hans is cheating on her. Tom hides from her everything that happened and she spends some time with her thinking he is homosexual. He clarifies to her that he's actually straight and she starts to like him. Audrey's friend thinks she has breast cancer and asks Tom to feel her breasts. Lisa walks in on them and is disgusted by the situation.

T.J., the drug dealer, finds out about the fake drugs and threatens to kill Tom if he doesn't return his money. T.J. tries to open a safe and steal the money. However, Tom gives him sleeping pills mixed with alcohol which sends him into a coma. Because they think T.J. is dead, Audrey and her friends bury him. Later, T.J. escapes from the grave and threatens to kill Lisa. With Red's help, Tom rescues Lisa and she falls in love with him. He then goes to get her father, but on the way back the owl gets into the car making Tom lose control of the car and crash into the house. They find police officers in the house looking for T.J., who ends up getting arrested. Jack is enraged by the damages done to the house and throws Tom out. The next day, Jack hears his son explaining to Lisa how she should stand up to their father and go back to Tom. Jack realizes his mistakes and gives Tom a promotion.



The movie was released by Dimension Films on August 22, 2003, opened at #10 at the U.S. Box office and grossed $4,855,798 on its opening weekend. It was released domestically in 2,206 theaters grossing $15,550,605 in the United States.[1] The film was also released in foreign theaters grossing further $2,640,400 with its highest grossing of $691,999 in Russia and its lowest in the Czech Republic totaling $18,191,005 worldwide.[2]


Based on 71 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 8% with an average score of 2.4/10.[3] Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 16 (based on 18 reviews).[4]

The film received three Razzie Award nominations including Worst Actor (Ashton Kutcher), Worst Supporting Actress (Tara Reid) and Worst Screen Couple.


  1. ^ a b c "My Boss's Daughter (2003)". Box Office Mojo., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  2. ^ "My Boss's Daughter (2003) International Box office results". Box Office Mojo., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  3. ^ "My Boss's Daughter Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  4. ^ "My Boss's Daughter (2003): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks. Retrieved 2009-06-16.

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