After a conversation about consumerism, outside the bar, Tyler chastises the Narrator for his timidity about needing a place to stay.Tyler requests that the Narrator hit him, which leads the two to engage in a fistfight.The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.
The two negotiate to avoid their attending the same groups, but, before going their separate ways, Marla gives him her phone number.
On a flight home from a business trip, the Narrator meets Tyler Durden, a soap salesman with whom he begins to converse after noticing the two share the same kind of briefcase.
After the flight, the Narrator returns home to find that his apartment has been destroyed by an explosion.
With no one else to contact, he calls Tyler, and they meet at a bar.
Critics praised the acting, directing, themes and messages but debated the explicit violence and moral ambiguity.
Over time, however, reception towards the film has become largely positive with critics and audiences, finding critical and commercial success with its DVD release, which established Fight Club as a cult film.
The Narrator moves into Tyler's home, a large dilapidated house in an industrial area of their city.
They have further fights outside the bar on subsequent nights, and these fights attract growing crowds of men.
When he is unsuccessful at receiving medical assistance for it, the admonishing doctor suggests he realize his relatively small amount of suffering by visiting a support group for testicular cancer victims.