Gentlemen, Welcome to Fight Club.
The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club. We break it, now.
David Fincher never fails to amaze people with his works. Fight club challenges prejudices, makes one feel alive. It's a masterpiece embedding violence but doesn't preach. It questions self realisation, brings different person within by waking one up in different time, different place. It opens itself to various interpretations.
Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) is the key of the film as Jack(Edward Norton) says, "She ruined, everything."
Jack, has a busy life driving him crazy.
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time." -- Jack
To deal with pain, he joins support groups with people lesser fortunate than himself and finds comfort in their suffering. These groups don’t represent a real relationship for Jack. He has absolutely no sympathy for anyone else. When Marla, a tourist addicted to meetings, enters, it's all ruined as he has a crush on her.
Her lie reflected my lie. -- Jack.
On a flight, Jack meets Tyler Dudren (Brad Pitt) who can see through Jack's soul, read his mind. Shortly after his apartment being a fireball, Jack turns to Tyler for shelter.
They give birth to Fight club. It's different from all the clubs Jack attended earlier. This is fighting with self, finding freedom through beating one another.
I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom. -- Jack
While they find more people joining their secret club, Tyler plans for Project Mayhem which drives the story forward into an abyss of excitement. Amidst, Jack finds himself struggling with Marla in his head.
As Tyler quotes,
It's only after you've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
The things you own end up owning you.
Edward is classic actor of the time, to play the role of Jack, making every audience a part of his world.
Helena disguised herself in this character in a completely new, challenging role and stunned everyone. She stole the show despite Brad Pitt, the most versatile actor brilliantly being the playful Tyler Dudren, on screen.
The quotes in the film make each frame a satisfying scene.
Written by Jim Uhls, who adapted the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, this is a brilliant translation of the novel into movie keeping all the interpretations open.
It's a must watch which makes you live in the world of Fight Club not only for the movie duration but also drives you later.