Chance Martin hates his life, living
with old Dan Pratta and working in his market. After all the
customers are gone and the shop closes for the day, Chance
is required to be naked so the old man can watch him. It is
humiliating, but Chance gets two things out of the
arrangement. The first is a roof over his head but itís the
second that makes it all worth it. Chance has access to all
he needs to cook. He dreams of being a chef on The Food
Network and is sure he can win a recipe contest sponsored by
the network and get his chance.
Brody Johnston is home on leave from
the Navy to take care of his mother. Brody is instantly
attracted to Chance the first time he sees the younger man.
As Chance is with Brody. Now Brody has to convince Chance
to take a chance with him. Brody canít leave Chance behind
when he has to return to duty. Brody sweeps in and literally
sweeps Chance off his feet. And hopes itís enough to
convince Chance to take a chance on them.
An Officer and His Gentleman is a true
romance. Iíd even go so far as to call it a modern day
fairytale. It has a hero in distress, Chance. Chanceís best
friend could be seen as the fairy godmother figure and the
evil witch/bad guy wants to keep Chance all to himself. And
in the end, Prince Charming comes riding in to save the day
and ride off into the sunset with his love. All very
suggestive of An Officer and a Gentleman. I had to
laugh at the squirrels and their orange tails. They made the
whole story amusing. The only problem that I had was some of
the dialog, and I can honestly say it really didnít take
away from anything. It reminded me at times of the dialog in
bad porn film. But even with that I Joyfully Recommend
An Officer and His Gentleman.