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This wonderfully produced movie casts the brilliant Edward Norton and the extremely popular Brad Pitt as they team together to bring the public one of the greatest action movies ever made. Norton plays Jack, a middle-aged man, who isn't sure what his purpose for living is anymore and Pitt plays Tyler Durden, a soap salesman, who has come to the same realization about life.It all begins when Jack becomes so frustrated with his life that he just can't take it any longer. For his entire life, the media has painted a glorious image of wealth for everyone and has made everyone believe that they would be rich and famous eventually, while in fact they weren't. Flooding society with more useless products and making them slaves to their own needs', Jack realizes that it is all just a joke. Under the realization of this, Jack searches for a way to find new excitement away from the material world. He starts to visit numerous support groups for cancer ...view middle of the document...

With nowhere to go, he takes out Tyler's business card and proceeds to call him. Tyler comes to Jack's rescue and the two begin living together in an old run-down house. One night outside a bar, confused in their frustration of the world, they begin hitting each other for the pure excitement and adrenaline rush.After much thinking, Tyler has made up his mind about society and has created his own beliefs. He opposes all material wealth and lives for the moment, unafraid of pain or death. Slowly he teaches Jack these traits as well, as they now begin to build "Fight Club," an underground association where equally frustrated men can take out their emotions by fighting with one another. Soon many Fight Clubs spring up across the country and Tyler is hailed as a celebrity among the members.With Fight Club's popularity increasing, Tyler's plans become much bigger and he establishes "Project Mayhem," his plan to destroy the material world. He recruits an army of equally powered men and goes on a spree to destroy all signs of materialism he sees. While watching the mayhem Tyler has created, Jack becomes disturbed by the idiocy of the followers and the violent acts they are committing. He wants to put an end to the insanity, but without Tyler he can't stop it, and Tyler is nowhere to be found.With Tyler now missing, Jack begins traveling from city to city in search of Tyler. When asking people if they know Tyler Durden, he is given the same answer over and over: "Yes sir, you're Tyler Durden." Jack finally comes to the conclusion that he and Tyler are the same person. Tyler is simply a figment of Jack's imagination. Tyler is everything that Jack wishes he could be. He looks how he wants to look. He acts how he wants to act. He is Tyler Durden. After seeing this movie, I now consider it one of my favorite movies of all time. This movie combines great action sequences, romance, and suspense all rolled up into one. The great casting of Edward Norton and Brad Pitt give the movie just the right amount of masculinity it needs. I would highly recommend this movie to anybody who enjoys an old fashioned "slobber knocker." On a scale of 1 to 10, I would most definitely give this movie a 10.

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