Fight Club Movie Review Summary

Actors: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Fight Club

Adapted from the debut novel by Chuck Palanhiuk, “Fight Club” is a sometimes confusing movie about a confused young man (Norton) in the not too distant future who narrates the story. With no family or close friends, this man frequents cancer support groups pretending to be terminally ill or feigning various other infirmities as a way to bond with others. Sick of his dead end, white collar career and disgusted with the empty consumer culture, he develops a friendship with a devious man named Tyler Durden (Pitt) and creates a new club where men can go to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Because of these clubs that start spreading across the nation, Tyler quickly becomes a cult hero for a dead generation and decides to channel the energy and loyalty of his new found disciples into society altering activities.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Fay Rose

Edward Norton and Brad Pitt team up to feature in an electrifying movie that shuns consumerism and materialistic ideals and gets back to primative brutality. Edward Norton is in a job that he hates, living in an appartment that looks like it is straight out of a catalogue and is coming to terms with a life that is going nowhere. That is until he meets Tyler (Brad Pitt) who helps him express his life through violence in "Fight Club". This gender driven movie rejects the role of men in present society and instead teaches them to get in touch with their primative roots.
The review of this Movie prepared by Solace

The true fight of Norton's character is tightly woven through the tapestry of the film. One may suggest it is the struggle of a worker trapped by overt commercialism and capitalism within society, while others may see the character struggling with himself and his true identity. This film slaps mainstream America right in the face with one of the projectionists inserted frames...the real thing is, most mainstreamers probably don't even realize it.
The review of this Movie prepared by jg

Our nameless narrarator (Edward Norton) finds himself questioning everything about a society asking him to be another face in the crowd. Through the eccentric Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and their newly formed and secret "fight clubs" he finds escape. He soon discovers that fight club is out of hand and is set to destroy society as we know it.
David Fincher directs this brilliant and darkly funny satire that asks you to question society, materialism, today's lack of testosterone, and to think outside of the box.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mike T. W.

This film is not placeable under the normal human scopr of prefab movie genres. Fight Club tells the tale of a white collar drone and his simultaneous descent into madness and ascent into enlightenment and realization. Call it a modern day version of Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment with twice the psychological introspection... and twice the psychological subjects.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jay Maus

This movie was a wake up call. The energy you get from watching it was so real. I know that the whole fight club idea is something a lot of young adults would want to do just to take out the agression they have for the worlds corruption. It showed somewhat a way to vent your feelings just so you can survive the next day in this world. It is the most intense movie I've ever seen. It's "real" too, and thats what makes a good film.
The review of this Movie prepared by Amanda Kuntz

Two men decide to create a testosterone driven club that enables men to fight with minimal rules, bare-knuckled. They have a great time with their 'little' club, until one of the men decide to take 'Fight Club' a little further.
The review of this Movie prepared by Diane

This is about our present society and everything wrong with it. A depressed and hollow average American (Edward Norton) finds some twisted kind of salvation in an eccentric cult leader (Brad Pitt). It's about filling that emptiness inside, hitting bottom, being a man and becoming a space monkey. It's a great movie with a lot to say about life if you can overlook the gore and strangeness.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Ann Anonymous

Script Analysis of Fight Club

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of sports story:    -   boxing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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