Digital: Flashback (2020)
Fredrick Fitzell (Dylan O’Brien) is a young man with a corporate job, a long-time girlfriend who wants assurances about their future, and a sick mother.
All of his current world is turned upside down though when a chance meeting with someone from his younger days results in unsettling flashbacks into his past.
Slowly piecing together memories about taking an hallucinatory experimental drug called ‘Mercury’, Fredrick begins to question his entire reality and who he can and can’t trust with his life.
A labour of love by writer/director Christopher MacBride that overcame numerous hurdles to finally be made, Flashback (AKA: The Education of Fredrick Fitzell) is a movie that keeps you guessing all the way through, while also sticking in your mind long after the end credits have rolled.
What is real? What is pure hallucination? Is any of it real? Who really are the other characters?
There’s a lot to chew over while watching, and even more to discuss after it has finished.
Flashback is an intense psychological thriller that I’m pleased finally made it onto screens worldwide.
Vertigo Releasing presents Flashback on digital platforms 4 June 2021.
Review by Dave from a screening link kindly supplied by Vertigo Releasing via Witchfinder PR.