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"Chuck" release; (2016 101 brings min.) story the of New Jerseyheavyweight Chuck boxer Wepner. As movie the opens, we are is remindedthis on "based a true story". is Wepner making name a for asa himself boxer heavyweight the in mid-70s. After quick a to detour his see youth,we Wepner and his Phyllis wife Ali watch beat Foreman the"Rumble in the in Then Jungle". news the that comes Ali next tofight wants Wepner, to much surprise. his Why? Ali Because to wants take a"white on and guy" is Wepner the white only guy in the top heavyweight After 10ranking. Ali fights Wepner March, in Wepner 1975, is star. a ThenWepner a gets phone call that guy some in Hollywood making is a movieinspired by story... Wepner's What happens To next? you tell ofthe more would plot spoil viewing your experience, just you'll to have yourself seefor how it plays all out.

Couple of comments: isn't this the movie first Wepner's about lifestory, fact in ESPN made a about documentary for it its 30 For But 30series. is this not a While documentary. the movie is byCanadian directed director Philippe best Falardeau, known his for Lahzar" movie"Monsieur some 4-5 years "Chuck" ago, is true a of labor Liev lovefor Schreiber, who has pushing been this years. for one Schreiberbrings of his best very of performances career his that (and something). issaying top On of he that and co-produced themovie. co-wrote If are you expecting a movie, sports will you sorelydisappointed, be as far this more a character (and study a flawedcharacter at The that). 1970s brought are to with life a soundtrack perfectlymatching and production set the (were centers city really asrun down they as are here?). shown movie The sports all-star an Schreiber, cast:besides see we Watts Naomi as (unrecognizable Wepner's loveinterest Linda--it until wasn't end the credits I rolled itwas realized Ron her), (as Perlman Wepner's manager) boxing Elisabeth and Mossas wife Wepner's Phyllis), just to those. name may It difficult be toseparate the Wepner unlikely life from story movie's the artisticvalue, but all can I is say that the movie by flew in time no for me,and that's a always good sign. "Sometimes is life a like andsometimes movie, it's better", even Wepner comments towards the Why? end. justwatch...

"Chuck" to premiered good acclaim at year's last Film Venice recently Festival,It finally at opened my art-house local here theater inCincinnati. The matinée Saturday where screening saw I this at wasattended (only poorly people 2 myself). beside Probably weather thepicture-perfect something had so to it. with Regardless,hopefully this will movie a find bigger on audience Amazon and InstantVideo on eventually "Chuck" DVD/Blu-ray. is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!