Fight Club is a 1999 drama film distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Edward Norton as the nameless narrator, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden, and Helena Bonham Carter as Marla. The writers are Chuck Palahnuik and Jim Uhls. The director is David Fincher.
The narrator is an unhappy insomniac who befriends a soap salesman named Tyler Durden. After his apartment is destroyed by a fire, the narrator calls up Tyler. They meet at a bar. After a drink, they go outside and fight. This becomes a regular occurrance and soon attracts a crowd. The two men start an underground club known as "Fight Club".
Fight Club is one of those movies where the viewers must pay close attention to the events. Otherwise, they will be lost and confused later on. The title itself is quite deceiving. When I first heard about this film, I assumed it was going to be just a movie about fighting, but I later discovered that there was much more to it. It is a film about the freedom of nonconformity. I can't go into greater detail without revealing too much of the plot, but I can say that the "Fight Club" is only the surface of what this movie is really about.
The one thing I found excessive was the buildup to the actual creation of the "Fight Club". Typically in a movie, the main theme is brought to the audience's attention within the first 20 minutes. The first fight doesn't happen until about 30 minutes into the film. The words "Fight Club" aren't even spoken until the film is roughly a third of the way past. The setup of the narrator's situation takes way too long.
To wrap, in spite of the long wait in the beginning and the rather complex storyline, Fight Club is actually a pretty good film overall.
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