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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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The ultimate man charged club needs to find reality

  • Oct 5, 2010
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Pros: great scripting, excellent acting, awesome plot

Cons: there isn't a sequel

The Bottom Line: If you are a man and you haven't seen Fight Club, you aren't much of a man. Get to the video store and pick this up!

Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie''s plot.

For most men there is a serious rush of pleasure and excitement that comes from an adrenaline charged situation. We live for the moments of uncertainty, the challenge of a complex task, or the moments of tension where you don't know what is going to happen in the next moment. For many men, Fight Club is one of the greatest concept movies that unfortunately has no real truth in reality, but is a seriously powerful and wonderful idea that would catch on quick.

The Concept
Essentially, the movie is about a couple of guys that get together and create an underground fight club. The idea of the club is that all men need some means of releasing aggression, unfortunately culture dictates that the release of aggression is wrong and we must suppress it. With fight club, men are allowed to get together in a safe environment, pull off their tie, throw off their suit coat and fight with random people. The idea isn't to kill the other person, the idea is to fight until you feel better. You don't have to be a professional fighter, just the average guy trying to release the stress of your day.

The Fight Club however becomes so much more than just a club. It becomes something more like a cult as the members begin living in the same house, doing chores, performing terrorist-like attacks locally. The problem is that because they control the majority of the average men, the city has very little that they can do to control the problems that the Fight Club creates so they are able to get away with everything that they do.

Eventually, the main character realizes that he and his founding partner are nothing more than one in the same person. He created this alter ego in order to find escape for his ultimately boring existance. This of course creates some internal struggles as he realizes that all of the negatives and evils were really done by him and not his partner.

The acting is great throughout the movie. For the type of movie that it was, the characters truly looked as if they were part of the club. Even the extras seemed to fit into the club and operate in the exact manner I would expect those operating in those environments would operate. I think a lot of the acting had to do with the excellent scripting and casting. The scripts created very smooth dialogue between the different characters, really bringing the movie to life. A lot of what was said throughout the movie really built it up and started foreshadowing that you only realize at the end of the movie.

The overall concept of the movie was excellent. It was a very well rounded movie that featured an excellent cast of characters, great writing, and an awesome plot. The movie flowed incredibly well from beginning to end and really built up each and every aspect of the movie. You definitely find yourself on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what is going to happen next.

If nothing else, this is a great guy movie. This is one of those movies that you sit back with the guys and watch as a group while drinking beer and eating nachos. This is most definitely not a movie that you watch with your lady. I know this is one of my favorite late night movies that I watch prior to going to bed.

But if you want an excellent movie, this is definitely the way to go, you won't be disappointed by any stretch of the imagination.


Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Fit for Friday Evening
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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Quick Tip by . September 16, 2010
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Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
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Not the best movie to watch, but a nice mix of fighting and such to make the movie interesting.
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.
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
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A dark complex tale with an interesting story. Intense performences and excellent photography.
Quick Tip by . July 26, 2010
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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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