Snap starts off by introduction the female lead Peung, taking a picture of a piece of cake, while on a date with her boyfriend, Mann. As they look out the window, Peung sees a man she knows, with Mann asks her if she knows that person and if she wants to say hi. She confirms that she knows him, but doesn’t “remember” his name or wants to say hi. However, the man walks in and it’s revealed that she does remember his name—Boyd—and he remembers her. It’s clear that she has history with Boyd, and it’s inevitable that these two would meet again—especially since Boyd was hired as the photography for Pu and Aey’s wedding, where Peung is a bridesmaid.
Throughout the film, the audience will ship Peung and Boyd because of the undeniable chemistry and romantic tension between them. However, the ending could possible disappoint some viewers—I found it to be disappointing, but that “disappointment” was unexpected as the movie made me think it was going one way, but, instead, went into another direction. Spoiler: They don’t get together in the end. It was a sad ending, but I understand. It’s not always a happy-ever-after; it’s a realistic-ever-after. I know that some people might not like the ending, but, I believe, the true purpose of art is to elicit a strong feeling from those who view it—this movie did just that!
In relation to the title, I enjoyed how there were also snapshots and pictures that the film utilizes, accompanied with various #hashtags. I don’t know if I’m reading into it but I really liked how symbolic the title is. The meaning of “snap” refers to a quick sudden movement, so the title, Snap, could represent the characters, especially Peung, who feel nostalgic and that their lives go by in a snap. The film touches on the realities of life going by fast, the feelings of nostalgia and regret, and the harsh realities involving love. The ending reveals the truth about love and reality, that sometimes it’s not a happy ending. Sometimes, people end up kinda miserable, and, sometimes, people end up kinda happy.
To wrap this up, I recommend movie aficionados and movie appreciators to watch this film because the aesthetic of the film is very cute and quirky, the film shows a very unexpected outcome, and it’s really good—I don’t know how else to put this. Even though the film kind of played with the viewer’s feeling, particularly mine, it was a very effective movie in portraying the theme of reality and how life isn’t always as happy as other movies make it to be. Just trust me, please. 11/10 would see again.