Fight Club (1999)


Movie Review

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter

David Fincher makes his second appearance on this bucket list with Fight Club.  A disillusioned white-collar American worker (Edward Norton) who is simply regarded as the narrator and a soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) begin to routinely fight outside of a bar.  As these fights become more popular, crowds form and eventually an underground organization called a fight club is born.  As the narrator and Tyler begin to bond through their displays of aggression, their friendship gets more complicated.  Tyler begins dating Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a girl in whom the narrator is also interested after crashing cancer support groups with her.  Fight Club is one of the most unique thrillers you’ll find.  It’s fun, creative, and undeniably violent.  Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are at their absolute best in every display of male aggression, and it’s delightful to watch.  It’s a film that not only pushes the envelope but cuts straight through it.  It’s the ultimate guy movie.



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