Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club – When you wake up in a different time and different place, can you wake up as a different person?

FightClub

Edward Norton—————————–The Narrator
Brad Pitt————————————-Tyler Durden
Helena Bonham Carter——————–Marla Singer
Meat Loaf————————————Robert Palsen
Jared Leto———————————–Angel Face
Holt McCallany—————————–The Mechanic

Directed by David Fincher.
Screenplay by Jim Uhls.
Based on th Novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

A seriously sleep deprived insomniac (Norton) begs his doctor for drugs to help him sleep. In desperation he tells the doctor he is in pain and the doctor tells him to go to a certain church on a certain night to see the guys with testicular cancer. During the session our narrator has a breakthrough and his insomnia is cured but only temporarily. Marla Singer (Carter) shows up to the testicular cancer group and our anti hero is no longer able to sleep again. Through some crazy negotiation over which groups they will “Share” they come to an understanding. Then he goes home after a few days out of town and his apartment has exploded. The last person that he talked to was on the plane was Tyler Durden (Pitt) so he grabs the card and phones him. At the end of four pitchers of beer our narrator asks if he can stay with Tyler. Before they leave the parking lot of the pub Tyler asks him “Hit me?”. “What?” “I want you to hit me as hard as you can?” That is where the fight club begins and the story spins out of control from there. Excellent social commentary woven throughout the movie and great performances by Norton, Pitt, and Carter.

Runtime: 139 Minutes

Production Budget: $63,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: $37,030,102.
Worldwide: $100,853,753.

CC Rating: 8 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: The Game, Panic Room, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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