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This article contains spoilers from Flashback and its ending. Read no further if you haven’t seen the Dylan O’Brien movie yet!
Christopher MacBride’s film Flashback stars Dylan O’Brien as Fred Fitzell, a young man who goes back into his past looking for answers about a missing girl. It leads to a trippy tale about the illusion of time, the burden of growing up, and the choices we make, consciously or unconsciously, that define us. The Flashback ending left viewers with plenty to ponder.
The Flashback ending, and the movie in general, allows the audience to interpret it in many ways. Viewers could see the film as a story of a teen who has a bad drug trip, or as a movie about grief and mourning and the ways we try to avoid it. Flashback is all those things and more but its heart lies in the power of choice. Let’s explore the Flashback ending and why choice is such a vital part of this film’s story.