Director: David Fincher Run Time: 139 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999
Starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf
It takes some people longer to realize it than others, but eventually we all come to the same conclusion: Life’s kind of a drag, huh? A rigged game controlled by credit card companies and marketing firms with a goal of keep us all docile and dumb and in debt. It’s enough to leave you numb; which, fortunately, has an easy cure: a good, solid punch to the face.
In David Fincher’s Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) works like a preacher in the church of ass-kicking, winning converts from all walks of life into his underground fight ring, including the film’s nameless narrator (Edward Norton). Re-invigorated by conflict, Durden’s band sets its sights on much larger targets with an elaborate plan that could tear down the entire global economy.