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 victims and other diseases. This is where he meets Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), a middle-aged woman who is also going through the same thing as he is. Together these seem to be the only places for them to find real emotions, and to be able to express their own emotions at the same time.
One day while on an airplane, Jack meets Tyler Durden. While talking with Tyler, Jack notices that they have the same exact suitcase along with many other things in common. Tyler gives Jack his business card and tells him to call if he ever needs anything.
When Jack returns home, he finds that his entire apartment has been blown to pieces. With nowhere to go, he takes out Tyler's business card and proceeds to call him. Tyler comes...