Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 32 nominations. Production: 20th Century Fox
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
|nudity||-We see the graphic sex scene in which a man is on top of a woman -we see several still frames of various positions of her breasts are seen briefly as well as his buttocks. -In a few scenes, two characters can be heard having sex rather aggressively, A man looks at the couple through an opening in a door and we see a brief blurred sex scene; the man who has sex opens the door and it's implied that he's fully naked, but we only see his chest. -There are two very brief flashes of a semi-erect penis. -A woman grabes a man groin area, in a close up we see her hand on his clothed crotch. -We see a man's buttocks a couple of times on billboards. -We see a penis-shaped deldo, a woman and a man make a remark about it. -Few men grab a man and threaten to harm his sexual organs using somewhat crude terms. -Many men are shirtless. -Many sexual dialouge. - A woman's breast is checked for lumps breast is shown.|
|violence||Fist-fighting scenes throughout. Faces and fists are shown partly bloodied. In the most graphic of these fights, a man's disfigured and mostly blood-covered face is shown for 1 second as it's punched at several times. A man punches himself in the face 4 to 5 times. Blood leaks from his nose and later onto his shirt. A man is shot from the back while running, we later see him dead with half his head missing, brain and tissue coming out. For a film with such topics a lot of the more violent scenes are mostly implied.|
|profanity||22 uses of 'fuck', 17 of 'shit', 7 of 'ass(hole)', 4 of '(bitch) (referring to a man), 26 uses of blasphemy.|
|alcohol||Lots of cigarette smoking. A scene of social beer drinking.|
|frightening||Some intense scenes. Quite psychological. There is plane crash midair, with realistic representation, might scare nervous flyers. MPAA/USA - Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language. BBFC/UK - Rated 18 (strong violence).|