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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$71,840 (USA) (9 February 2007)
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Stanley: [to Albert] What about Tanya? Tanya, who you work with?
Michael: I thought she's seeing someone else.
Albert: She hangs out with Derek.
Stanley: She thinks he's a dick.
Michael: So how come she's going out with him?
Stanley: She's not going out with him.
Michael: That's not what she said when I asked her to go to the wedding with me.
Albert: Michael, you asked Tanya? Are there any girls I like that you haven't asked out?
Stanley: So you DO like her.
Albert: So? She hangs out with dickwick Derek and his homeboys, he's obviously the "someone else"!
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Written by Nesian Mystiks
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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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