The Drinker Recommends... Fight Club

So I'm about to break the first rule of Fight Club, because it's an awesome movie that I've been waiting to talk about for ages. Join me as I break down one of the most influential thrillers of the past 20 years.

Also, link to Something to Die For:


  1. The Critical Drinker

    The Critical Drinker

    3 mesi fa

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    • Leroy Brown

      Leroy Brown

      3 giorni fa

      I didn’t know you had published novels. I’m onto it. Oh, do you know the series, Banshee? Really worth a watch. Totally underrated but exceptional. I think you’d like it and enjoy reviewing it.

    • K3TARA


      15 giorni fa

      nice book mate

    • ibdoomed


      Mese fa

      Question about books that I've never been able to ask an author directly. Does checking them out at a library benefit you at all? I would assume not except for maybe some word of mouth promotion but ?

    • Terri Perry

      Terri Perry

      Mese fa

      Given the crown Victoria they showed the narrator inspecting I would assume he works for ford

    • Matty Mac

      Matty Mac

      2 mesi fa

      Cool appreciation. Saw this movie 7 times at the cinema on release. Got better on each viewing 👊

  2. Ken Mabie

    Ken Mabie

    11 ore fa

    cant believe this came out in 99..

  3. n r

    n r

    22 ore fa

    what is something to die for ? do yoy need to read previous books to know wtf is going on

  4. Siege Perilous

    Siege Perilous

    Giorno fa

    In my all time top ten, bloody good film.

  5. Let's Talk About Prepping

    Let's Talk About Prepping

    2 giorni fa

    His name was Robert Paulson

  6. johnpbh


    2 giorni fa

    Will be buying number 8 without a doubt. In the middle of number 3 at the moment.

  7. James Pugh

    James Pugh

    2 giorni fa

    Placebo's cover of Where is my Mind was one of those instances of the perfect track for the perfect film.

  8. jim havoc

    jim havoc

    7 giorni fa

    Sorry, I won't be purchasing "Something to Die For." I'll be starting with book 1 - "Redemption", thank you very much.

  9. Massin Abdaoui

    Massin Abdaoui

    8 giorni fa

    His name is Robert Paulson

  10. Kyrie Eleison

    Kyrie Eleison

    8 giorni fa

    1999 was a good year for this type of movie.. fight club american beauty matrix office space (did i miss anything?)

  11. penteadodaniel


    8 giorni fa

    drinker, you bodacious savant of film, let us know why you also recommend uncut gems

  12. rednemesis88


    9 giorni fa

    Life is not a narrative.

  13. Quiksandd9


    10 giorni fa

    Idk I just watched it for the first time... not really sold. Am I missing something lol?

  14. Mauro Augusto Mexia

    Mauro Augusto Mexia

    10 giorni fa

    This movie was anti-consumerism, not anti-capitalism. It was a critic about the x generation being left with a really shitty deal. The great generation fought bloody wars on all fronts and won, put a man on the moon. Then what did the Baby Boomers do? Send men and women into low orbit up to the point of never even going back to the Moon again. It’s like low expectations became the new normal, after so much hype. They started overprotecting the young while putting them in more harm in divided households where father figures are absent and women raise men to be some twisted idea of “men”. And the debt crisis getting stronger little by little.

  15. Shoodoo Hammy

    Shoodoo Hammy

    12 giorni fa

    Honorable mention. "you only speak in vowels with a gun down your throat"

  16. matthew brinker

    matthew brinker

    13 giorni fa

    Great movie and a perfect example of modern time.

  17. FromtheHerts81


    15 giorni fa

    I remember seeing The Legend of Zorro in 2005, in which comes a scene where the hero is baffled. Zorro sees the contents of a wagon his adversary controls contains nothing but... “EL SABON?!?” I remember smugly thinking; anyone who’s seen Fight Club knows the twist already...

  18. Darknothing


    17 giorni fa

    great rewatch movie !

  19. Hello Rascal

    Hello Rascal

    18 giorni fa

    When I rewatched the movie for the 3rd time, I noticed that in the movie, you could see Tyler durden flash in the background for like millisecond. Symbolising that 'no name' was imagining Tyler Durden. There is an example to this in this video. 8:50

  20. Rudolf Janse van Vuuren

    Rudolf Janse van Vuuren

    18 giorni fa


  21. JonO387


    19 giorni fa

    The drinker duped by this one. Fight Club is a shit metaphor for coming out as gay.

  22. Alonzo Romero

    Alonzo Romero

    19 giorni fa

    I fuckin love this movie

  23. connor828


    20 giorni fa

    This is one of those films that everyone thinks is super cool,when they're an edgy teenage wanker,but you grow up to realise it's actually really quite cringey in it's OTT nihilism. It's like the movie equivalent of the 15 year old that dresses like goth,to announce to the world how depressed they are (because they're a bit too young to get a tattoo).

  24. iohannesfactotum


    22 giorni fa

    I bought this movie in 2006 from the Walmart $5 bin. i watched it that night, then rewatched all 5 commentary tracks, then proceeded to watch it every night for three months. We are God's unwanted children.

    • Zzygyy


      21 giorno fa

      Best five bucks you ever spent.

  25. Jo Nightwing

    Jo Nightwing

    23 giorni fa

    One of my best movies of all time.

  26. I'm Todd Howard and I made Skyrim fridge edition

    I'm Todd Howard and I made Skyrim fridge edition

    24 giorni fa

    I finally can watch this video after finishing it today. In my top 5 instantly

  27. Jeremy Menning

    Jeremy Menning

    25 giorni fa

    (3 months later.) *"I am Jack's un-notified subscriber."*

  28. sonja gelevajcuk

    sonja gelevajcuk

    25 giorni fa

    Heh , if it was only the Social media and garbage entertainment shows.....All you have to do is look at real life. People still work jobs that they hate and buy shit they don't need. Corporate and social cultures, depression, existentialism, materialism .....all the things and more, that are explored in the movie still exist today. Definitely one of my favorite movies.

  29. Patrick Quin

    Patrick Quin

    26 giorni fa

    Will check out your book drinker. Thanks for the reviews.

  30. GuanJun 1

    GuanJun 1

    26 giorni fa

    I loved it.

  31. oliverlawton1


    26 giorni fa

    I’ll buy it(the book I mean) plus again great review 👊🏻

  32. Adam Hastings

    Adam Hastings

    26 giorni fa


  33. Bob Bob

    Bob Bob

    28 giorni fa

    This movie came out when I was 5. After 5 years of retail work. I fu d this movie F===ing amazing. Still relatable 20 years on!

  34. Steven Hoenig

    Steven Hoenig

    29 giorni fa

    I really enjoy your channel. I went to the link and it has all your books. do you recommend starting with Redemption?

  35. Stephen Watt

    Stephen Watt

    29 giorni fa

    Great analysis

  36. Jason Crain

    Jason Crain

    29 giorni fa

    Man, I do not know how this film didn't do better at the box office. Everyone I knew saw it at least twice at the theater.

  37. T B

    T B

    Mese fa

    This is one of the best movies in all of the cinematic world. Well written, acted, edited, smart, creative and on and on. It is timeless.

  38. Emanican B

    Emanican B

    Mese fa

    Dear Mr Drinker, EmanicanB highly recommends to recommend DARK CITY Score, Sound, Actors, Looks, Story...u name it BoozeOn

    • Emanican B

      Emanican B

      23 giorni fa

      Thank You! I'm a bit envy... you can watch it fort the first time. If the releases weren't that lose, i would bet Matrix to be a rip off... Enjoy

    • Amey Birulkar

      Amey Birulkar

      27 giorni fa

      @Emanican B OK I will search. Thanks buddy!

    • Emanican B

      Emanican B

      27 giorni fa

      From 1998, dont know the Studio. Its with Kiefer Sutherland and William Hurt...

    • Amey Birulkar

      Amey Birulkar

      28 giorni fa

      Studio and year of release? I can definitely watch it.

  39. Scott Haupt

    Scott Haupt

    Mese fa

    I always assumed when I was a kid and saw this movie the first time that the penguin in the main characters vision seems to refer to him as Sly

  40. anthony lakich

    anthony lakich

    Mese fa

    saw it 6 times when it came out...took 5 people and was fun to see each person and there face at the end ;) "you saw it you know you saw just tell your self you didn't" HEy woUld You like the Soup ;)

  41. Think outside of the box

    Think outside of the box

    Mese fa

    Brilliant soundtrack too!

  42. Teale HUB

    Teale HUB

    Mese fa

    Dude! I've been waiting for a new sweet book to read. If they're anything as witty and driven as your videos...I'll definitely be reading this

  43. Skahg


    Mese fa

    id buy your books if they were in audio form. Regular books are a thing of the past. imo

  44. seansora


    Mese fa

    The Pixies “Where Is My Mind” at the end just ties the whole movie together in a nice fucking bow.

  45. SonofaGib


    Mese fa

    Seems a lot of people mistake corporatism for capitalism these days.

    • Patrick Bateman

      Patrick Bateman

      29 giorni fa

      Its the Same thing

  46. A. person

    A. person

    Mese fa

    Every so often this becomes my favorite movie again

  47. Geoffrey Celia

    Geoffrey Celia

    Mese fa

    So a man has to come into contact with and incorporate his shadow in order to become a fully integrated human being? Whoever would have thought of that?

  48. Leah Underwood

    Leah Underwood

    Mese fa

    I remember watching this film and seeing apparitions of Brad Pitt placed throughout the film. Just random scenes where he was standing in the background. Kinda like a subliminal message. His imaginary friend. Amazing

  49. Jack Crook

    Jack Crook

    Mese fa

    This is one of my all time favourite movies, the themes of thinking for yourself paired with the tight, well thought out story combines into a truly compelling thrill ride that not only hits the usual violent notes also leaves you with so much to think about after, truly a masterpiece especially compared to most of the modern crap, presenting you with a situation and allowing you to consider for yourself what's truly right or wrong, if there is such a thing. You buy into Tyler's ideology until it reaches a point where the line is crossed, then have to look inwards and see yourself. I hope it never gets remade as it couldn't ever be improved, taking every step carefully despite the immature appearing subject and coming away with a mature and human story

  50. Don Meyer

    Don Meyer

    Mese fa

    Just watched news reports of ANTIFA continuing riots in Seattle and Portland - are they in the early stages of their twist on PROJECT MAYHEM? Funniest, scariest news as of Jan 25, 2021 the rioters the evening of Joe Biden inauguration had signs sayinf F*CK JOE BIDEN - as they rioted and smashed windows, trashed a Starbucks. ANTIFA wants to destroy THE SYSTEM. How will Dimentia Joe handle this if it spreads to DC?

  51. Don Meyer

    Don Meyer

    Mese fa

    Thankfully there was never a FIGHT CLUB 2 to ruin this gem of a film. Ive often wondered if there is some mad computer expert planning to plant a computer virus wiping out all data on the internet on a 5 year time delay - server farms, all connected devices and any attempts to reload backups would fail due to contaminated backups. Civilization would literally collapse! Everything is going paperless - all your money GONE except what youd have in cash! And that would just be a taste of the digital apocalypse that would unfold. It would make the Covid nightmare seem like a Sunday afternoon at Disney Land circa 2019.

  52. Bart Martin

    Bart Martin

    Mese fa

    “Peak of their careers” my boy Edward Norton hasn’t even begun to peak my dude and I’m just drunk enough to fight about it

  53. Walter E. Kurtz

    Walter E. Kurtz

    Mese fa

    Jeez you really play it safe

  54. Dubs Maga

    Dubs Maga

    Mese fa

    Another great take down the cabal movie

  55. Sexy Linoleum

    Sexy Linoleum

    Mese fa

    I really love your channel.

  56. Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez

    Mese fa

    This movie is awesome, and they also beat the shit out of Jared Leto which makes it even better! 😀

  57. Jason Tramm

    Jason Tramm

    Mese fa

    Keep up the great work!

  58. maskedathiest


    Mese fa

    i have a story about this movie. i went to see it with a group of friends. it was for one of their birthdays. she turned 18 that day and her mom and dad finally allowed her to see an r rated movie. i found out that day the it was the first time she had seen a mans penis. even if it was for a quick second. she felt very uncomfortable about it. not only that, all of the violence and sex and swearing messed with her had for the whole day. she had been sheltered so much that she did not have the tools needed to deal with what she was seeing. up until that point she was only allowed to watch g rated movies. she always told me that her religion forbade it. Hindu must say something about sheltering children from the world i guess. she told me that one day her mom and dad turned off richie rich because it depicted too much greed. she wsas15. anyway, she was never the same after that. i haven't spoken to her in 15 years. her mom and dad still run the local corner store though.

  59. Jenjy G

    Jenjy G

    Mese fa

    Ever notice how when he calls Tyler from the pay phone, and Tyler calls him back, that as if zooms into the phone, you can clearly see the “No Incoming Calls” sticker that most pay phones in the US have, as incoming calls are blocked.

  60. tehbonehead


    Mese fa

    Tyler Durdan was right. "Fuck Martha Stewart! She's polishing the brass on the Titanic! It's all going down!" If GenY and Z think the boomers were nuts, they're ill prepared for a GenX uprising.

  61. tehbonehead


    Mese fa

    For anyone who doesn't know, the burning ignition switches were a Ford problem... IIRC, the burnt car he inspects is a Lincoln Town Car.

  62. Glenn Pearson

    Glenn Pearson

    Mese fa

    My bender started after watching this in 1999

  63. StaggWells Comedy

    StaggWells Comedy

    Mese fa

    I just watched this and I wanna go to the gym and punch a bag.

  64. Saved drip

    Saved drip

    Mese fa

    im to stupid to book please!

  65. Sam Sung

    Sam Sung

    Mese fa

    Praising Fight Club as the society criticism that it is and at the same time promoting his own book - a trick that only The Drinker can pull off without seeming phony.

  66. Tardis 8868

    Tardis 8868

    Mese fa

    Tyler Durden: I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables - slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war... Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

  67. Tardis 8868

    Tardis 8868

    Mese fa

    I think that you would like the Fast and Furious franchise.

  68. NimTV


    Mese fa

    This is definitely one of my all time favorite movies

  69. David Smith

    David Smith

    Mese fa

    I can’t seem to watch the video, is anyone else having this problem?

  70. Dan Guillou

    Dan Guillou

    Mese fa

    I love this movie. It’s one of two movies in my life where I laughed so hard that rest of the movie audience wanted to throw me out of the theater. But while I agree with most of what you say about how fuckin great it is, I think you miss an important point. Tyler Durdens criticism of the shallow materialism of our society is spot on, no doubt about it. But his answer is shite. I think the movie is equally clear on that. He’s no hero, nothing to aspire to, he’s just another trap, another addiction, another meaningless empty cul-de-sac to walk down. And - you won’t want to hear this, but it’s still true- he’s a pretty good deconstruction of toxic masculinity. Just goes to show you, even liberal feminist postmodernism is tolerable if you bake it into a really fuckin good movie.

  71. Lovable Idiot

    Lovable Idiot

    Mese fa

    Personally, the only thing I took away from this film was the paradigm change of the same system. Nothing, but the removal of the current establishment for another that has the same goal, the means just changes. For that, I’m not a fan of this film

  72. randy stevens

    randy stevens

    Mese fa

    DRINKER, what were you thinking? You broke the first rule, lol.

  73. Steves Music

    Steves Music

    Mese fa

    his name was Robert Paulson

  74. andrew grant

    andrew grant

    Mese fa

    This film changed films for me. I've always enjoyed films but prior to this my film taste was questionable all action, violence and no storyline needed. This is my favourite film of all time if I could forget a film just so I could get blown away by it again this is it.

  75. dscharlesworth1


    Mese fa

    What's in the box?!

  76. Andrew


    Mese fa

    Hi Drinker, can you review Memento. It is another creative explosion movie and the only movie I know of that starts at the end and ends at the beginning.

  77. Tom Eye The SFM guy

    Tom Eye The SFM guy

    Mese fa

    It's nice when a movie you've seen from video essayists is on the list of a scottish alcoholic critic. Even if you haven't even watched it.

  78. Barry Coote

    Barry Coote

    Mese fa

    i just loved being told to "Go away now".

  79. Patrick Gillespie

    Patrick Gillespie

    Mese fa

    r.i.p Bob Paulson 😔

  80. olgil


    Mese fa

    It doesn't surprise me that a lot of the comments on this video are quoting Tyler Durden as if anything he said was actually worthwhile. His philosophy is meant to be bullshit, hypocritical and toxic masculinity. He attracts misguided losers to his cult because they can't think for themselves. It's not allegorical of left wing politics, but can apply to any extremist world-view, including channels like this. It also doesn't surprise me that this ITputr completely missed the meaning of the story, and kept alluding to the whole thing being a metaphor for "SJW"s and it ESPECIALLY doesn't surprise me that he ended the video implying that maybe Tyler Durden was right all along. Word to the wise, the quicker you stop watching people like this on ITput, the better. They're toxic, insecure people just like the characters in Fight Club, and SJW's aren't ruining your life.

    • Sthaman Sinha

      Sthaman Sinha

      Mese fa

      Lmao you fool. Chuck himself is on record saying that he meant to portray Tyler's philosophy in a good light and show how appealing it can be and how accurate he was in pointing out society's problems. Chuck has stated that Fight Club itself was a good thing. However, he also wanted to show how if one is not careful one can fall into the trap of Project Mayhem. You dumbass SJWs will try to twist anything to suit your deluded narrative. Tyler Durden was right. He just didn't know what to do with the truth. In the end(the book ending) it's implied that the way forward is to find a balance. "We are not a snowflake We are not worthless or trash either We just are" The whole book and movie is an advertisement for Zen Nihilism

  81. Dorxtrance


    Mese fa

    29k likes 299 not likes... are you the 1%?

  82. gundam fan

    gundam fan

    Mese fa

    ohhh the Drinker takes on Tom Clancy!!! alright i'll get my hands on a copy for sure. all the best bud have a great 2021

  83. John


    Mese fa

    I love your videos I love your perspective I watch your ITput channel constantly and you’re the only person who makes me laugh out loud and you’re making me drink scotch all over again thanks for keeping me laughing and Trunk

  84. Manu V

    Manu V

    Mese fa

    By looking at the insanity of the current times, it isnt far fetched to imagine a feminist Fightclub directed by some woke wannabe coming out in the future which for obvious reasons will bomb

  85. DillyDilly


    Mese fa

    Fucking top 10 movie hands down! Don't know how many times I've watched it. The book is awesome too!

  86. El Tibiri Tabara

    El Tibiri Tabara

    Mese fa

    Jaykee the Wolf: you know, luis. I honestly thought limpwrists would "man up" beat each other and understand a violent world. You know take some kind of inspiration from some of this movie's premises.. Luis: wishful thinking. why work out, fight or work for anything when you can just declare yourself gender neutral and the world is swung open for you?? Jaykee the Wolf: sad. 20 years after this movie was made, someone should start another fight club..

  87. The Skurj

    The Skurj

    Mese fa

    If you love this movie and haven't read the book, READ IT. It is on another level than the incredible movie rendition of it.

  88. Co Co

    Co Co

    Mese fa

    Movies are not like this anymore. Everything is a superhero or it’s a social justice movie

  89. Daniel Lee

    Daniel Lee

    Mese fa

    Cool fact - the director told Norton to hit Pitt in the ear to get a decent reaction 👍😂

  90. Keith Bittinger

    Keith Bittinger

    Mese fa

    This is my 2nd favorite film of 1999, only the fact that the greatest science fiction film ever made came out that same year The Matrix. Both films are in my top 10 of all time.

  91. Dyarko Tribbiani

    Dyarko Tribbiani

    Mese fa

    first time watched it i hated it I never understand what was so good about it the second time I watched it after two years it becomes my favourite movie

  92. Derek Green

    Derek Green

    Mese fa

    This movie is so genius is almost criminal. It truly timeless and makes even more sense now than 20 years ago.

  93. joytekb


    Mese fa

    So you write books .Like Chuck Palahniuk ?

  94. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden

    Mese fa

    ye good movie ;)

  95. Windy SideofCare

    Windy SideofCare

    Mese fa

    Love this movie. I first watched it when it came out on video at the recommendation of my brother. He had never steered me wrong but i spent so much of the movie thinking that he must have gotten the rec wrong. I'm not a fan of all the violence...but my brother came through and hasn't let me down yet. I got to the end of Fight Club and immediately rewound and watched it again. 20 years later it's still one of the best movies I've ever seen. Brilliant review!

  96. Cris Roé

    Cris Roé

    Mese fa

    This movie changed my life.

  97. Teresa Tomás

    Teresa Tomás

    Mese fa

    Oh my god, yes. The anti-capitalism thing never made sense to me. The movie is about what happens to men when you stop letting them be men.

    • Teresa Tomás

      Teresa Tomás

      Mese fa

      @Kinky Wizard a second thought- Brad Pitt goes off the extreme end, sure, but he also helps Edward Norton start getting what he wants and confronting his dull, meaningless life. Masculine traits can go to far, as can feminine ones, but they can also be incredibly useful if kept in a balance.

    • Teresa Tomás

      Teresa Tomás

      Mese fa

      @Kinky Wizard to me it was about how when you suppress masculinity and encourage docile, weak men instead through corporate life and a complete absence of the archetypal hero’s journey opportunities, they’ll turn to violence and extremes to fill the void of meaning. I also just find in general that any kind of artistic creation can be interpreted in many different ways, so for the writer and directors it could mean one thing, but the viewers can still interpret it differently! :)

    • Kinky Wizard

      Kinky Wizard

      Mese fa

      The Author of the book is a Socialist and David Fincher(the director of the film) also frequently visits anti corporatist themes in his movies....also how is the movie about "letting men be men"(what does that even mean) Tyler Durden(the manly man) is the villain and is proven wrong at the end. Not to mention that the Fight Club is portrayed as a crazed cult at the end of the movie

  98. D Legionnaire

    D Legionnaire

    Mese fa


  99. Robert meynell

    Robert meynell

    Mese fa

    Brilliant all round.

  100. KODOAN


    Mese fa

    Awesome movie. Solid, Zen Buddhist philosophy with a kind of Samurai outlook.

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