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Kevin must go to Hawaii to attend the wedding of his big sister. The day before the wedding he goes on a misadventure with his future brother in law and his crazy groomsmen that changes his life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dante Basco ... Dante

Kevin Wu ... Kevin

Justin Chon ... BJ

Benjamin Arthur ... Ben

Nicholle Tom ... Nikki

Dion Basco ... Dion

Minae Noji ... Grace

Kat Mills ... Kat (as Katherine Emily Mills)
Jennifer Fairbank ... Suzy
Augie Tulba ... Augie

Kelemete Misipeka ... Henchman #1

Julias Alex Gilfiley ... Henchman #2 (as Alex Gilfiley)
James Unabia ... Dreadlock James
Duane Char ... Doctor
D'Lissa Wooten ... Hero Stripper
John P. Kamakeeaina ... Strip Club Bouncer
Cassie Sumimoto ... Kat's Friend
Mary Jenel Myers ... Bar 35 Server
Shay Fukayama ... Bar 35 Server
Kaina Yasuhara ... Minister
Russell Subiono ... Huge Hawaiian Guy
Angel Deal ... Drug Dealer Girlfriend

Jomar Miranda ... Random Party Guy
Douglas O'Sullivan ... Another Random Party Guy
John Howard Keator ... Bartender (as John H. Keator)

Scott Francis Russell ... Server
Andre Washington ... Bar Bouncer
Catherine Byrne ... Honolulu Airport Tourist
Rosemary O. Ingalis ... Honolulu Airport Tourist
Phil Ingalis ... Honolulu Airport Tourist
Kathleen Fiero ... Waikiki Beach Goer (as Kathleen 'Letty' Fiero)
Denise Epstein ... Waikiki Beach Goer
Amber Wandtke ... Waikiki Beach Goer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Wu ... Kevin and Grace's Dad (uncredited)

Directed by
Ryan Kawamoto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Arthur 
Dante Basco 
Kevin Wu 

Produced by
Sammy Amiransari .... producer
Dante Basco .... producer
Kristina Chang .... line producer
James Sereno .... producer
Kevin Wu .... producer
Original Music by
George Shaw 
Cinematography by
Jay Hanamura 
Raimar van den Bylaardt II .... paragliding coordinator
Raimar van den Bylaardt II .... stunt advisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Doi .... electrician
Bill Draheim .... set grip
Xavier De Jesus Figueroa Jr. .... lighting technician
Scott Lisetor .... grip
Music Department
Gabriel Basco .... musician
Casey Dunmore .... composer: theme music (as Casey 'Schpilkas' Dunmore)
A.J. Rafael .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Jason Brubaker .... distribution representative
Andrew Worthen .... intern
Rebecca Wood Wyatt .... production assistant
Susan Young .... chief financial officer: Marvista Entertainment

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76 min

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A little uneven, some bits I really liked some bits not so much, 2 June 2013
Author: WCA_goes_to_Edinbruuuh from Sweden

This movie was okay, at times it was funny at times just silly but there were other times I thought it was somewhat touching, it has potential but doesn't really deliver the goods.

In all honesty the plot felt like it borrowed heavily from Hangover 2 and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and while those 2 especially the latter IMO are good stuff this yeah just isn't as good.

The main character played by called Kevin played by Kevin Wu was pretty likable as a somewhat geeky stiff dude who just got dumped by his gf, Dante Basco who I usually likes comes off as a bit douchy at times but he redeems himself from that in the end he plays a guy called Dante (go figure).

Reading through the castlist I noticed that half the peoples characters name are the same as they are named IRL why that is I'm not sure but I imagine they kinda play themselves in some way? Even though yeah the plot can HARDLY be based on a true story.

The plot yeah... It hangs by a loose thread (pun intended) it's all about putting the characters in different funny situations, which sometimes is not as funny as I'm sure they intended it to be but it's never boring either.

There were some nice moments towards the end were I felt like it was somewhat moving actually, but yeah the overall experience is too uneven to say it's a very good movie or anything although I don't regret watching it.

And I do like to see Asian-Americans doing other movies than just martial arts based ones, for an Asian-American comedy I would recommend Ping Pong Playa instead though but this one's okay too.

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