They say truth is stranger than fiction, but in the case of the biographical drama "Chuck," it's not necessarily more interesting.
Chuck Wepner was a heavyweight boxer from New Jersey, dismissively nicknamed "The Bayonne Bleeder" for his habit of spurting blood when hit above his eye. In the early 1970s, Wepner was ranked in the top 10 among heavyweights, though the closest he got to the title was going nearly 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali in 1974, just after Ali beat George Foreman in "the Rumble in the Jungle."
"You don't know me. You know me, but you don't know you know me," Wepner (played by Liev Schreiber) says to start the movie's wall-to-wall narration. He proceeds to tell his story, of a rough-and-tumble club fighter who was enough of a local celebrity that he could pick up any attractive Bayonne woman he wanted — which didn't sit well with his wife, Phyllis (Elisabeth Moss).