Adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, David Fincher's controversial drama explores themes of masculinity and violence in contemporary society. Edward Norton stars as Jack, a bored insomniac, determined to inject some excitement into his life. He meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman who believes that the only way to escape the banality of modern existence is through violence. To these ends, Jack and Tyler set up 'Fight Clubs', where men can engage in brutal bare-knuckle fights. However, friction develops between the two men when they become rivals for the attentions of Marla (Helena Bonham-Carter).
Commentary Track With David Fincher And Brad Pitt And Edward Norton And Helena Bonham Carter
Release Date: 05 July 2004
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Running Time: 134 minutes
Production Year: 1999
Main Language: English
A bit 'off the wall' but undeniably watchable.
Pitt is well cast as the founder of a bizarre private club where everyday guys can be street fighters. Quite dark and not for all.