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Samoan Wedding (2006)

Sione's Wedding (original title)
Four raucous Samoans are banned from their best friend's wedding. To get in, they have to prove themselves as mature individuals by getting and keeping girlfriends.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Kightley ...
Iaheto Ah Hi ...
Stanley
Shimpal Lelisi ...
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Teuila Blakely ...
Leilani
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Tania
David Fane ...
Bolo / Paul
Maryjane McKibbin-Schwenke ...
Princess
Nathaniel Lees ...
Minister
Ana Tuigamala ...
Albert's Mum
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Derek
Karena Lyons ...
Jane
Mario Gaoa ...
Eugene
Cilla Brown ...
Leonie
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Meet best friends Michael, Albert, Stanley and Sefa; the ladies' man, the good boy, the weird one and the party boy. They're staring down the barrel of their thirtieth birthdays, but still act as if they're sixteen; they get drunk, they chase the wrong women and they have a remarkable record of misbehaving and causing chaos at every wedding they attend. But now Michael's younger brother Sione is getting married, and everything is about to change. Sione is their boy, the kid they used to look after, who grew up while they were still partying. And to ensure his big day isn't spoiled by his boys and their idiot antics, Sione has issued an ultimatum; the guys all have to bring dates to the wedding. And not just any dates; real girlfriends, someone they've made a commitment to. They have one month. So just how hard can it be to get a date for your best boy's wedding? Written by Anonymous

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30 March 2006 (New Zealand)  »

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Samoan Wedding  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$388,424 (New Zealand) (31 March 2006)

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$71,840 (USA) (9 February 2007)
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Bolo: Actually Leilani, as a bridesmaid you are not obliged to take anyone...
Sefa: Bolo shut up!
Leilani: But he's right.
Sefa: Babe you are the one that says we should spend more time together...
Leilani: Yeah, more time together when you don't get drunk as soon as we get there!
Bolo: Hm-Hm.
Sefa: [to Bolo] "Hm-Hm", shut up!
Sefa: [to Leilani] It's the perfect oppotunity to sort our shit out.
Leilani: Our shit?
Sefa: MY shit, okay, MY shit. It will be great, it will be like our first date.
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Pretty good, but everyone still missing the point ....
20 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

"Sione's Wedding" was pretty good. It wasn't an earth-shattering, pants-messing, orgasm-inducing, child-bearing, milk-out-the-nose, change-the-world-in-one-day epic, but it was still pretty good. Yes, the plot was predictable, some of the jokes were tired, not all of the acting was spectacular, but to expect something that changes the world is pretty unfair. There are HUGE stars and studio's who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to create a lot less. I rarely see a genre that is so divisive and inspires so much animosity as comedy. Why? Nothing places people more squarely into the "like" or "absolutely hate" category.

I found "Sione's Wedding" to be a good story about men, who just happen to be Samoan, who have a typical "Peter-pan complex" and are rebelling against growing up every chance they get until they actually see the benefit of maturity and wisdom. This is a common and modern theme. Some of the moments were genuinely touching and some of the jokes really really funny.

I can tell you this, though, it is the only full-length motion picture comedy with a fully Samoan ensemble cast that I've ever seen, at least here in the states. Doesn't this account for something? Not bad for a first try, I say.


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