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Fight Club August 23, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

I remember this David Fincher movie more than anything else for…..having the baap of all twist endings. Post Fight Club, I actually was able to predict the climax for quite a few movies as this provided me a new dimension to look at with respect to the endings of psychological thrillers.

The plot is quite interesting…a frustrated salesman (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia keeps attending support groups meant for other ailments to feel good. Things work for him for a while until he meets another lady (Helena Bonham Carter) like him which brings his insomnia back. Then he comes across a certain Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) with who he starts a “Fight Club”….what happens next is for you to watch.

For the record, I read that this film was not released in India because the censor board found it too violent. I love the dark look of the film which gives it the right flavor throughout. This is a must watch for anyone looking for an imaginative theme…even otherwise it’s going to keep you entertained thoroughly.


1. Sai - September 3, 2006

I had heard a lot about this movie and was waiting to catch it for a long time before I finally did. So the expectations were high and I was expecting this movie to be some kind of an interesting action flick. The movie starts off slowly but intriguingly. I kept waiting for something that would change the course of the movie. At one point I had almost given up on the movie because I could not really see where it was heading. It needed a big enough twist to redeem itself and it did. With the final twist everything falls in place and that makes it worth watching. This is the kind of movie you want to watch again to see how well the director succeeded in shielding things from you.

David Fincher (who also made Se7en and Panic Room) does a praiseworthy job with the presentation of this complex and graphical film (based on a famous novel by Chuck Palahniuk and written for the screen by Jim Uhls). Edward Norton contibutes a superb performance while Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter support him with commendable work. Watch this movie if you have a liking for imaginative or intriguing films. Keep away from this if you cannot bear too much violence and if cannot wait till the end to decide whether or not you like the movie because there are a lot of things happening in the movie that do not make too much sense till the end. A sincere advice to those who want to watch and enjoy the movie would be to try and forget that this movie has a surprise twist at the end.

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