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Film / My Boss's Daughter

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My Boss's Daughter is a 2003 Romantic Comedy directed by David Zucker, starring Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Terence Stamp, and Molly Shannon.

Tom Stansfield (Ashton Kutcher), a researcher at a Chicago publishing company, is asked to house-sit for his Control Freak boss Jack Taylor (Terence Stamp), who also happens to be the father of his Love Interest Lisa (Tara Reid). Naturally, everything that can go wrong does, and Hilarity Ensues.

This film provides examples of:

  • Bad Boss: Good lord, Jack. All his employees are scared shitless of him, and he is known to fire people for little to no reason.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of the humor of the film relies on putting Tom in terribly awkward situations.
  • Discriminate and Switch: The ending sees Hans transferred to Thailand. He goes to get on a bus and the driver tells him that "your kind" belong in the back of the bus. Hans starts to rant about the driver's attitude towards black people when the driver interrupts him and says he is talking about smokers.
  • George Jetson Job Security: Jack fires two employees right at the beginning for petty reasons, such as making a bad cup of coffee.