Performances all around are strong, with Piper Laurie’s Rose taking the lead and directing us through the story’s narrative. The action shifts back and forth between the present and the 1960s, and we are invited to soak in the retro atmosphere as the story unfolds at a leisurely pace. Scenes set in the past are punctuated with photos that Louise takes with an old box camera, thus the film’s title.
In the end, the three women come to terms with their differences as they become closer. Each comes away understanding the others a little better, and so do we.
Snapshots (2018) Directed by Melanie Mayron. Written by Jan Miller Corran, Katherine Cortez. Starring Brooke Adams, Piper Laurie, Brett Dier, Emily Baldoni, Max Adler, Cathy DeBuono, Emily Goss, Louise Baxter, Shannon Collis, Christopher McVay, Shana Sarin.
8 out of 10
Excited to see this movie -what a cast…. I’m a fan of Emily Baldoni and Bret Dier, and it will be great to see them on screen in the same movie! I typically don’t comment but have been doing so because I support anything from the Baldonis and Bret Dier (and excited to see the rest of the cast too). (How Emily Baldoni has a movie coming out and 2 babies both under age 3 or 4 (I think) amazes me!!! Love the storyline, especially that it’s directly based on real life, a personal story of the movie’s writer/producer. I think it’s well overdue for “mainstream” movies to continue featuring stories about what we used to think were “non-traditional” themes but are really just life as it has unfolded for decades and centuries (ie regardless of societal limitations, life still happened and happens, just not in a free, uninhibited, non-judgmental way. I am, however, interested
to see how the infidelity (marital and across generations of women) is handled…. congrats to the cast and crew.
Eight out of ten speaks well for this film, and an excellent report card for the film’s makers.