Even though the first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about Fight Club, and the second rule of fight club is don’t talk about fight club, we can’t help but tell the world that we’re showing it on Sunday at 8/7c. We didn’t really want to be in a fight club anyway, but we do want to watch on though. Yeah, yeah, we like to watch …movies.
This darkly comic drama is based on Chuck Palahniuk’s book of the same name. It stars Edward Norton as a depressed young man who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He’s so inconsequential that he stays unnamed throughout the film and in the credit he’s only listed as “Narrator.” He doesn’t like his work and tries to drown his sorrows in duvets and accent pieces in his perfect apartment. He can’t sleep, he feels alienated, he even visits support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he’ll have someone to talk to. He’s bored, he’s boring.
Then everything changes when he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming nut who sells handmade soap. Tyler doesn’t believe in duvets and potpourri, he believes in pain, misfortune, and chaos. Then he challenges his new friend to a fight. It’s the start of a beautiful friendship. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, and founding members of a “fight club.” It’s an underground sensation, even though it’s a closely guarded secret among the participants. But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit. If you haven’t seen it, correct that egregious error on Sunday. If you have seen it, well you know you’re going to want to watch it. Especially because it’s a movie so nice we’re showing it twice, so if you miss it at 8, tune in at 11 p.m. ET. Or watch them both, back-to-back, we won’t judge.
Watch the trailer and then tune in:
“Fight Club” airs on IFC on Sunday, May. 6 at 8:00 PM ET and at 11:00 PM ET; Tuesday, May. 22 at 8:00 PM ET and 11:00 PM ET; Sunday, May. 27 at 1:15 AM ET; Friday, Jun. 1 at 1:30 AM ET; Friday, Jun. 1 at 8:00 PM ET; Saturday, Jun. 2 at 1:15 AM ET