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Samoan Wedding (2006)

Sione's Wedding (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 30 March 2006 (New Zealand)
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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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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Sione is getting married, but there's a problem See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,704, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,840, 11 February 2007
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Quotes

Albert: I have to go shopping.
Michael: Shopping for your mum?
Albert: Shopping for a hon-ay.
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Connections

Followed by Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012) See more »

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Brotherz
Written by Nesian Mystiks
Performed by Nesian Mystiks
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Hilarious
31 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

A brilliant combination of good jokes, clever sight gags and neat characters.

OK, it's a bit contrived in parts and you can pretty much guess the story and its outcomes after seeing the trailer, but it does handle things differently enough to be very rewarding. Fun, funny and surprisingly well acted.

Oscar Kightley and the rest of the Naked Samoan group play with racial stereotypes in their usual harmlessly funny way. They make the point without shoving it down your throat. The humour is not your typical Hollywood style; which gives the whole production a certain freshness.

The only thing that lets the film down a little is the director's choice to do sequences of still frame shots (in music video style). It really doesn't have any impact other than to become annoying. Fortunately, it doesn't get out of control.

On the whole, though, it was a fantastic film. I can't wait to see it again.


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