Question about the ending to The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019).

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I have a question about the ending I didn't understand.

WARNING: "SPOILER" spoilers below
Why is it that Tyler ends up in the hospital only to be in the backseat of the car recovering? Him ending up in the hospital doesn't change anything in the plot, and if he wasn't in the hospital, the plot would still have reached the same ending, with him still in the car with them.

So why did they have him end up there then, or what was the reason?



I'm trying to remember all the details of this movie, because I recall the ending feeling a bit abrupt and awkward. I think you are right though, other than having a shock element, that part of the climax didn't seem to contribute much to the overall conclusion.