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Fight Club

A 1999 movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt based on the book of the same name.

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Where we are........unfortunately

  • Jul 1, 2000
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FIGHT CLUB is one of the most disturbing contemporary social summations ever drawn. Sort of a LORD OF THE FLIES for the 21st Century. It is with a sense of acknowledged regret to agree that the film is a wakeup call. This is brilliant movie making and if you find the story, the acting, the concept, the message just this side of nausea, then watch this DVD again and again until you are able to accept the fact that this may by apocalyptic. Yes, it is over the top, but at times that is the only way to get our numbed brains to come to attention. This is a dark film, incredibly well made and acted and photographed and directed. Maybe now that you can see it in the privacy of your home you'll feel more comfoartable coming to grips with where we as a society could easily go...if films like this didn't make us stop and think. And just when you think you've fully explored the ugliness of the male psyche, run the last minutes in stop frame motion and see the subliminal shots Fincher has included that lambast our phobia of showing full frontal male nudity. Terrific technique!

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Quick Tip by . September 16, 2010
better than you'd expect, inventive and more subversive than anything. Not repulsively violent either, title notwithstanding.
Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
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Quick Tip by . August 03, 2010
This is by far one of my favorite movies, not only is it intelligent but it makes you think. anyone who plans to watch this should be prepared for confusion.
Quick Tip by . August 03, 2010
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Am I the only person not to enjoy this film ??!! I thought it was pretty dumb.
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FIGHT CLUB is narrated by a lonely, unfulfilled young man (Edward Norton) who finds his only comfort in feigning terminal illness and attending disease support groups. Hopping from group to group, he encounters another pretender, or "tourist," the morose Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), who immediately gets under his skin. However, while returning from a business trip, he meets a more intriguing character--the subversive Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). They become fast friends, bonding over a mutual disgust for corporate consumer-culture hypocrisy. Eventually, the two start Fight Club, which convenes in a bar basement where angry men get to vent their frustrations in brutal, bare-knuckle bouts. Fight Club soon becomes the men's only real priority; when the club starts a cross-country expansion, things start getting really crazy.

Like Tyler Durden himself, director David Fincher?s FIGHT CLUB, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, is startlingly aggressive and gleefully mischievous as it skewers...
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 15, 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
Runtime: 2hrs 19min
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