Fight Club : Movie Analysis Essay

834 Words Jul 26th, 2015 4 Pages
Fight Club is tangible proof that movies don’t need to smash box office records or take home a multitude of awards to find a place in the public’s memory. Despite not doing exceptionally well at the box office or with the Academy, people still talk about Fight Club with unbridled affection. To test this, just ask someone what the first rule of Fight Club is. All this talk is not without founding, as Fight Club is a mostly entertaining film.
This David Fincher movie follows a man identified only as The Narrator (Edward Norton), a run-of-the-mill of office worker at a gigantic company who suffers from insomnia. The Narrator has become numb to the majority of pain and emotions (his job entails him inspecting automobile accidents), and this only fuels his sleeplessness. To combat his inability to rest, he goes to various support groups (examples include men with testicular cancer and people with blood parasites) in order to cry and finally get some sleep. The Narrator meets a fellow tourist, whom he detests, named Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter). But his life changes forever when he meets a charismatic soap salesman: Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt).
Both Edward Norton and Brad Pitt give standout performances in this movie. Norton does all he can to make the audience sympathize with his exaggerated problem, with some measure of success. More impressively, he displays his range quite capably. His character must face a myriad of emotions including jealousy, rage, confusion, and…

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