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 ...
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, Rovi
I enjoyed the speed with which my order was filled and delivered to me. The movie was in excellent condition and I am very pleased with the handling of my order.
Sep 14, 2009
Fight Club carries a punch
Making a movie about a "fight club" into something entertaining takes some talent and skill.
Director David Fincher demonstrates that with a fine screenplay by Jim Uhls, and some fine acting by Brad Pitt, Ed Norton and Helena Bonham Carter
Oct 10, 2008
Action & Economic Restart!
This movie was artsy enough to be a B film, which helps a movie develop into a cult classic; however, this movie is bound to fit into that category. The actors are superb, the artful plot line doesn't lose the audience by placing cinematography or special effects over the story line, and the surprise twist may cause you to exclaim out loud. It's an unique adventure, that left me wanting to see it again, and again. This movie should have been released this year, with all the problems Americans are facing and the credit crunch they're experiencing. Where years of playing by the rules of the credit companies just aren't paying off. This is Jack's Angst could be another name for the movie. Just go for it! And enjoy!!!