Silly and contrived plot (working class kid makes the big time and has to adjust by teaching his superiors a lesson or two). Complete waste of time. Whole premise ridiculous right out of the gate, as that's not even how a person gets into the Naval Academy, or drops out of it, for that matter. All sorts of wrong about this movie.
The acting is bad, the plot predictable, really nothing to like about the main character. As for the side-kick: what sort of kid would do everything it took get into the USNA, represents his poverty-stricken community so well they give him a parade before he leaves, and then can't keep from smuggling in junk food? What kind of friend would allow said kid to dedicate himself to the main character's boxing success but fail to do the same for his friend? "I just want to up my weight class so I can pummel our commander legally, but you'll get kicked out if you don't do the course in the allotted time. So, you know, let's concentrate on the boxing thing because that's so much more important than your success."
Absolutely absurd. Almost as absurd as all their roommates just deciding to move out when they get fed up with the losers' shinanigans. Did anyone do *any* research before they started to make this movie?
Don't watch this if you're curious about what it's like to attend the USNA. Better yet, just don't watch it.