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The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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Anarchy in the Soufflé See more »

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Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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1 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The college the group takes a tour of in the beginning is the Collin County Community College in Plano. See more »

Quotes

Militia: I've got two lists and you're on top of one of them.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Thanks For Nothing
Written by Bnjie Bollox & John Beach
Performed by The Visitors
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what fight club should have been
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

There is a trend in American movies of late to try to make the audience feel superior to the people on the screen, or to just make them feel superior to everyone in society in general. It's a Nietzsche thing, and you're either on the bus or not.

The brilliance of this film (and I do mean brilliant), is that it dares to ridicule the very people that should be its core audience. Unsuspecting viewers who think they are oh-so-cool because they're watching the Anarchist Cookbook (oooh...scary...hide it from the parents), must be aghast to find out that the film is an indictment of their childish mischief.

Fight Club was all about making the viewer feel cool. This film deconstructs that feeling of cool. And it paid the price for it (judging by the ratings it has received.) This is a movie for thinking people. Not people who just think they're cool. In fact, that's what the movie is about: the difference between wanting to be cool and wanting to think for oneself. Brilliant.


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