Many years ago the Navy had a huge recruiting bonaza because of two movies "Top Gun" and an "Officer and a Gentlemen". Those movies propelled Tom Cruise and Richard Gere into thier megastar leading roles they currently posses, no one in this film has to worry about becoming the next superstar, and James Franco best be glad that Spiderman III is filming as he isn't currently leading man stuff.
The film is a formuliac version of the stand story, Boy goys to the Naval Academy, boy meets Girl, Boy over comes obsticals, boy gets girl. And yes it been dumbed down to that simple of the story.
The film is boring and lack luster and missing the great cineomtography that at least makes other is the mold intersting.
Jeff Score - 3.75 out of 10 stars.