The “5 Perfect Movies” hashtag on Twitter has rekindled the debate around Back to the Future and one of its perceived plot holes. For years, people have wondered why, after Marty returns to 1985 after saving his parents’ relationship, that they do not remember him.
Writer Bob Gale has now closed the plot hole, sort of. He told The Hollywood Reporter that George and Lorraine only knew Marty for six days when they were 17, and they didn’t even see him every day. So it stands to reason that they might have forgotten him in some capacity.
“So, many years later, they still might remember that interesting kid who got them together on their first date. But I would ask anyone to think back on their own high school days and ask themselves how well they remember a kid who might have been at their school for even a semester,” Gale said. “Or someone you went out with just one time. If you had no photo reference, after 25 years, you’d probably have just a hazy recollection.”
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