Jack (Edward Norton) is a chronic insomniac desperate to escape his excruciatingly boring life. Thats when he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman with a twisted philosophy. Tyler believes self-improvement is for the weak - its self-destruction that really makes life worth living. Before long Jack and Tyler are beating each other to a pulp in a bar parking lot, a cathartic slugfest that delivers joys of physical violence, Jack and Tyler form a secret Fight Club that becomes wildly successful. But theres a shocking surprise waiting for Jack that will change everything. Pitt and Norton deliver knockout performances in this stunningly original, darkly comic film from David Fincher.
fight club is visceral, poignant, brutal, clever, edgy, humorous, controversial, masterfully shot and edited, creatively written and told, brilliantly acted -- a modern niche classic. the subject matter definitely won't fly with many people. i actually saw this many years ago, and i wasn't really ready for it, but now i can see why it's reached such cult status heights... and the special edition dvd packaging (not this edition and unfortunately now out-of-print) is some of the best work i've ever seen.
After all the hype about this film I was ready for a offbeat film and man I wasn't disappointed. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt make an explosive combination with Brad's charm and Nawtons geekyness. What a fantastic twist at the end and if you haven't seen the film I don't want to spoil it. Loved the gun scene at the end, man it got to hurt.
To watch a boxing fight with just using bare hands has got to be so painful and to hear those knuckles hit hard and see blood flying in all directions .This is actually a good movie and the two guys give a good punch in the right direction making this entertaining and with the fighting spirit showing the harsh reality of being in the dark world of corruption and greed.
I was so surprised by this movie, it's amazing. I'd never have though I could be interested in a movie about fighting but it's so great on so many levels. I have since written essay about it for my University degree and studied it in depth and still I can watch it and find it facinating. Highly recommended for men and women, whether you enjoying or not.
First let me make it clear - I'm a pacifist - I don't like violence of any description - and yet - I loved this movie! absolutely brilliant - it's not about the violence it's about a mans journey - his excapes. fantastically put together - really makes you think - and takes you by surprise. This is the sort of movie you can watch over and over again without getting sick of it - and seeing something new in it each time.
I had someone recommend this to me when it was at the movies, and I dismissed it sayin that "I'm not really into violent ation flicks and a movie about fighting just isn't up my alley". Due to the extreme unique nature of the film, my friend was unable to expand beyond "you just have to see it", and this is a description that I try to give people who haven't seen it.
It really is hard to put into words without giving away the entire film, but this is NOT a film about violence, merely one that features it in a totally necessary way. This film is about you, it's about me, its about the material world in which we live, it's about delving deep within yourself and discovering who you really are and what you really mean in the grand scheme of things. We are the all dancing, all singing crap of the world.
I wouldn't say I was a fan of Brad Pitt, but I LOVE his performance as the maniacal Tyler and Edward Norton is - as always - brilliant as the seemingly lost narrator (his character is never actually named even in the credits), the yin to Tylers Yang. Tyler represents everything that the narrator is not, and both of them play these roles to perfection.
From the get go I was wondering "what the hell (if anything) is going on here?". Fight Club had me on the edge of my seat the whole damn movie trying to keep up with what was going on. Once all becomes clear this movie will NEVER be the same again. And that's half the appeal. You MUST watch this movie twice to really "get it". That may sound labourious if you don't like the idea of watching it anyways, but trust me... I REALLY wish I had taken the opportunity to watch it on the big screen when it was first recommended to me. It was some years before I watched it and even then only because the guy I was flatting with was watching it. Since then I must have watched it half a dozen times, and its always giving me something new.
And my rating? From 1 to 5, 1 being "Bad" and 5 being "Good"? Good isn't half as higher rating as I'd like to give it! This is without a doubt my favourite movie of all time.
This has to be one of the best movies ever made! Fight Club tells the tale of an insomniac who is losing his grip on reality. Then, he meets Tyler, and that is when all hell breaks out! The naration given by Edward Norton is powerful and haunting, and it makes the suspense and terror seem that more realistic. This is the kind of movie where you cannot tell the story to others too much without giving the whole movie away. The ending is one of the best I have ever seen in a movie since Usual Suspects. This is a powerful movie which will make you believe that chaos can end all existence. I think EVERYONE should see this movie. It is gruesome and violent at times, but it's worth it! It's a shame that I can only give it 5 stars. It really should be 100 stars, or even more! Fight Club is without a dobt one of the best movies ever made!
Fight Club is one of the most unique films I have ever seen. In addition to presenting a rather fresh take on life, FC also presents its material in a fresh way. My main interest in the film is in that, in my opinion, it does not present characters for us to think about. Rather, it presents actions for us to think about. I will say that I cannot recall *ever* having been "asked" by a film to both suspend my disbelief the way this film asks in its third act AND at the same time come to terms with an understanding that there is no room--or need--for disbelief.
Perhaps these comments will not make sense to the average movie goer who will dismiss this film--and, unfortunately, its premise--as another hollywood flick filled with gratuitous violence. I'd go as far as to say that this film is not about violence. It is about choices. It is about activity. It is about lethargy. It is about waking up and realizing that at some point in the past we've gone to the toilet and thrown up our dreams without even realizing that society has stuck its fingers down our throat.
I would argue that anyone caught, at some point in their lives, between a rock and a hard place--anyone who has reached bottom on a mental level--anyone who has uttered to themselves "Wait, this isn't right. I would not do/say/feel what it is that I just did/said/felt... I do not like this. I must change before I am forever stuck being the person that I am not." These people, they will know what I'm talking about. These people will not only recognize the similarities between Edward Norton's character and themselves--they will be uncomfortably familiar with him. These people will appreciate Fight Club for what it is: a wake up call that we are not alone.
As David Berman once said: "I'm afraid I've got more in common with who I was than who I am becoming." If this sentence makes any sense to you, go see Fight Club. You won't regret it.
Another classic movie Fight Club is the film that was made for men to sit up and think. I’m not talking from a violence point of view necessarily but when Tyler is saying “this is the most real moment in your life right now” I can’t help but see parallels with so many people in this world. Each time I see this movie I just get more and more out of it.
What an ending, if youve seen it, ill bet you didnt see that coming, if you havnt, you wont see that coming lol, its a really good movie which really dives into the idea of the people we consider nerdy and push overs and how they want to do the same crazy stuff that any one else wishes they had the courage to do