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For local Maryland kid, Jake Huard, the United Stats Naval Academy at Annapolis has been a life-long dream he never thought could come true. Only now that it has, he is about to realize that his battle to become the man he always wanted to be is only just beginning.
Drama - Despite what the ad campaign indicates, this is more of a boxing
movie than a military training story, so those looking for a lot of
military/navy action won't find it here. Fans of Tyrese Gibson may
be disappointed by his fairly small role here.
PROFANITY: 4 S-words, 4 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Punches and bloodshed, mainly during boxing. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: A couple of big boxing matches; training/racing. COMEDY: Some wisecracks.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 211 moviegoers: The first thing I noticed is how the opinions, both male and female, stair stepped lower as the moviegoer's age increased. This obviously indicates a movie enjoyed more by the younger crowd. So if you're a teen or twentysomething, either male or female, I highly recommend "Annapolis."
However, that doesn't mean that adults won't enjoy "Annapolis." Adults are generally a little more reserved in the giving of high opinions. So, for adults these opinions are quite good, but not great. Approximately two-thirds of adults enjoyed "Annapolis" very much. The remaining third rated it fairly low but they still enjoyed it somewhat. This makes "Annapolis" a pretty good bet for everyone.
Jake Huard (James Franco) was raised to believe his future lay as a laborer
in the Annapolis shipyard, like everyone else in his family before him. But to
his disbelief, Jake has defied the odds and become one of the rare few accepted
to Annapolis along with some of the most elite young men and women in the
country. When he arrives, his dream soon looks like it might turn into a
nightmare. As a freshman "Plebe," Jake is immediately thrown into a
pressure-cooker atmosphere that threatens to be his undoing. Just as it seems
Jake could become another Annapolis statistic, he takes one last shot at proving
his potential. He meets an unlikely ally in his beautiful, stunningly strong
military superior, Ali (Jordana Brewster), who also happens to secretly be a
skilled boxing trainer. Jake decides to train for the legendary Navy boxing
competition and creator of future leaders known as the Brigade Championships.
Now, there remains only one thing standing between Jake and the triumph he
needs, the steel-jawed company commander, Midshipman Lt. Cole (Tyrese Gibson).