FIGHT CLUB (18)
D: David Fincher
20th Century Fox/Fox 2000/Regency (Art Linson, Céan Chaffin & Ross Grayson Bell)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Jim Uhls [based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk]
DP: Jeff Cronenweth
Ed: James Haygood
Mus: The Dust Brothers
PD: Alex McDowell
Edward Norton (Narrator, "Jack"), Brad Pitt (Tyler Durden), Helena Bonham-Carter (Marla Singer), Meatloaf (Robert Paulson), Jared Leto (Angel Face)
The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club.
The second rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club.
If you've not seen Fight Club, it's best to refer to the first and second rules, since the less you know about the film, the more you're likely to enjoy it.
Edward Norton plays a yuppie businessman suffering from severe insomnia and fed up with his materialistic, corporate existence and consumer lifestyle. He attempts to tackle his anxiety by joining a series of self-help groups, but then forms his own when he meets a mysterious, enigmatic personality (Tyler Durden) while on a business trip and an underground boxing club is formed and soon develops into a vigilante army who plan to cripple American economics with anarchistic activities.
Based on Chuck Palahniuk's novel, the story is an acerbic attack on metrosexuality, 21st century capitalism and focuses on the Jekyll and Hyde characteristics of the male psyche.
It won't be a film appreciated by everyone, but those who do enjoy it would list it amongst the very best films of the 1990's.