This is the most important men’s movie of the post-modern era. This movie asks all the right questions about the impact of modern life on men. It shows us the dehumanized “wimp” and the dehumanizing “jerk” (the twin excesses of male nature) and points to a vision of manhood that is a middle way that harmonizes the best virtue of both. Fight Club is absolutely indispensable for any responsible understanding of American masculinity after 1988.
My rating: Own it.