Fight Club is a 1999 movie staring Brad Pit and Edward Norton that is based on a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The film comments on modern masculinity, and in doing so speaks to the issue of consumerism and work.
It’s just, when you buy furniture, you tell yourself: that’s it, that’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete.
You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your [...] khakis. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.