A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple..
When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on - his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests that try to keep him from his mission. And he also has to deal with the daughter's older brother, who's on the run from local drug dealers.Written by
The 16 March 2001 draft of the screenplay lists David Zucker and Peter Tilden as writers. Tilden is not credited in the final film and Zucker only receives a directing credit. See more »
On the subway, Tom gets shot with a water gun by a little boy that appears from nowhere. The boy sits down then disappears. See more »
Speed, tell Tom about Kennedy's assassination. This is so cool, Tom, Speed knows who killed JFK. No ask him, Tom, ask him! Ask him who killed him!
Alright, alright. Who killed JFK?
[Tom sees a mouse running loose, runs away to catch it]
His life just changed.
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After the credits end a voiceover says "I told 'em they'd see the ass, sooner or later" See more »
In syndication, the syndicated print of this film censors most of the language out to the point that only mild language remains. Such prints air only on networks like The ATL and WGN America. See more »
Without Terence Stamp, I might have kept a straight face throughout this increasingly lame comedy!
It was just last week when I watched "Just Married", which I didn't think was very funny, and now I've also seen "My Boss's Daughter", another romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher, which was released later the same year as the other one. I first came across the title of this one a little while earlier, since it was directed by David Zucker. I've seen a bunch of comedies which he was heavily involved in the making of, and have found several of them funny, unsurprisingly including "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" However, this 2003 comedy, directed by Zucker and written by David Dorfman, certainly misses the mark, and as a romantic comedy starring Kutcher, it's even weaker than the overall mediocre "Just Married"!
Tom Stansfield works for a publishing company as a researcher. He believes he should be part of this company's creative department instead, but his boss, Jack Taylor, is so overbearing that the young researcher is too intimidated to talk to him about his ideas. Tom also has a crush on Jack's daughter, Lisa. One day at work, she approaches Tom and tells him about a party she wants to attend, but her father is making her housesit on the night this party is happening. Tom encourages her to stand up to Jack and go to this party, and she invites the young man to come over to the Taylor mansion that night. He arrives thinking she has invited him to the party, but she's not there when he arrives, and it turns out that she just wanted him to take her place as the housesitter for the night. So, Jack leaves Tom to look after the house, but as the housesitter tries to make sure that nothing goes wrong, he finds that EVERYTHING goes wrong, with people coming in uninvited, breaking Jack's rules, and trashing the place!
The humour is basically mediocre at the beginning, showing the protagonist on the subway trying to talk to Lisa, with nothing too funny, and that's unfortunately the way it is for most of the film, only it gets worse as it goes along. Now, I'll admit, I couldn't help but smile several times, even laugh a little a couple times, during early scenes with the Jack Taylor character, played by Terence Stamp, including the first conversation we see between him and Tom, though I didn't find the "retard" part very amusing. Stamp does an impressive job delivering some fairly funny lines, and his performance is the only one here I can really praise. After Tom is left alone at the Taylor mansion, it isn't funny as various people come in and make a mess, which Tom REALLY doesn't want to happen, and the romance between Tom and Lisa is also pretty cheesy. This housesitting session isn't funny to begin with, but the gags get worse. There certainly are some notably lame and juvenile gags, including the urination ones, and I can't forget the Julie character. Her severe head wound is meant to be a joke, but it's not funny at all. The lamest part of the entire film is probably her leaving blood on everything the back of her head touches!
Many viewers might think that this juvenile 2003 romantic comedy is horrendous all around, but I can't usually describe a film like that, and this one is no exception. However, I've made it clear that I still don't think it's very funny, and I'm certainly not puzzled at all by the film's bad reputation. As a flick directed by David Zucker, it marked a low point in his career, and apparently, this is the only movie that David Dorfman wrote, other than "Anger Management", which was made shortly before this film. While his other comedy, co-starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, can be lame in places, it sure is funnier than this dreck! My vote for "My Boss's Daughter" is four stars out of ten, even if it looked more like five stars around the beginning. If it weren't for Terence Stamp's performance here, with the actor still showing his talent despite the film's poor quality, my vote would probably be one star lower.
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