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Fight Club (1999)

Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, more...
Director: David Fincher, David Fincher
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action, Comedies, Cult, Suspense/Thriller, Black Comedy, Adventure
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it, attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the "fight club" becomes an underground sensation, even though it's a closely guarded secret among the participants. (First rule: Don't talk about fight club. Second rule: Don't talk about fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was directed by David Fincher, who previously directed Pitt in the thriller Seven. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

Fight Club (1999)
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7.78 (1208 votes)
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Fight Club (Bonus Disc) (1999)
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Rent it! by LCortez April 5, 2006 - 3:37 PM PDT
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0 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This is a GREAT movie...I don't want to spoil anything, but this movie is by far one of my favorties...and that's that i don't like brad pitt that much. So rent it, you won't regret it!

Mischief, Mayhem, and Soap by tfpbot December 12, 2002 - 2:08 PM PST
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21 out of 25 members found this review helpful
This movie was a box-office faliure because the marketing for the movie was terrible, and many of the critics couldn't see past the violence (of which there's not as much as you would think) to the deeper meaning of the film. You'll probably have to watch Fight Club several times to pick up some of the many messages it has to offer. The main themes are anti-capitalism, anarchy, and existentialism, which are subtly conveyed through the idea of the "fight club", which is an outlet for office worker's built up rage from having to live in a capitalist society. Notice the brand names that Project Mayhem tries to destroy: Apple, Volkswagen, Starbucks, Ikea-- companies that have a kind of cuteness to them, when they are really the corporations behind the social movements trying to mold your life into one based on materialism. This movie isn't about senseless violence, it's about the lack of identity that a capitalist society brings, and the eventual chaos that it will lead to.

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