Why I recommend this — 6 years ago
Fight Club is one of the best directed movies I’ve seen. So much happens in every scene, the dialog, the background -you can watch the movie a dozen times and still notice something new every time (Try listening to the track commentary on the special edition for a few pointers).
Philosophically, there are ideas that can be taken out of the story; the distruction of corporate and consumer ideals. People misunderstand; It’s not about fighting or violence, its about rejecting the identification of ourselves by our job or by what we consume (Identity is also Jack’s crisis). The story doesn’t say what we need -it has more to say about what we don’t.