Flashback, previously titled The Education of Fredrick Fitzell, is a 2021 mystery thriller film written and directed by Christopher MacBride. The film stars Dylan O’Brien and Maika Monroe. The film premiered at the 2020 Sitges Film Festival.Flashback 2020
In May 2018, it was announced that Dylan O’Brien, Maika Monroe, and Hannah Gross were set to star in the film, which is written and directed by Christopher MacBride. In September 2018, Amanda Brugel, Emory Cohen, and Keir Gilchrist joined the film in supporting roles.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 45% based on 11 reviews.This is a movie with a lot on its mind. The nature of time, the nature of fate, the nature of existence itself. Written and directed by Christopher MacBride, “Flashback” has a narrative that posits that “what might have been” actually is, or maybe was, in an alternate timeline, and that how we understand time can throw us into catastrophe.The movie begins in the glum here and now of Fred Fitzell (Dylan O’Brien). He has a dying mother who’s got days to live, and not well—her mind is going as well as his spirit. He’s married, has a new apartment, a new job, but his existence is suffused with glumness. In a brief blackout state, in which some brutal gothed out reprobates appear to be assaulting him, we see that things could be worse. And they get worse, and worse than that.