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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Albert
Iaheto Ah Hi ... Stanley
Shimpal Lelisi ... Sefa
... Michael
Teuila Blakely ... Leilani
... Tania
... Bolo / Paul
Maryjane McKibbin-Schwenke ... Princess
... Minister
... Albert's Mum
... Sione
... 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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$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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Leilani: What time do you call this, Sefa?
Sefa: Bedtime?
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #3.22 (2006) See more »

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I Do Believe
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Fun Buddy Movie
5 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie - you really feel the friendship amongst these guys - it's not a perfect movie in the "Three Act Structure/Everyone has an arc way" - but it's funny and real and the guys are easy to relate to - and it's ultimately emotional. I understand why it's a big hit in NZ. I think the actors were all in a comedy troupe together which explains their chemistry. It's interesting that the Samoan culture in NZ seems to be akin to the black/hip-hop culture in the States - they even have their version of the "wigger". I also like that the flick is fairly natural - not to broad like a lot of comedies. It was also interesting to learn more about the Samoan community - they weren't too heavy handed with the racial angle though. It reminded me a bit of a cross between Wedding Crashers and Diners. Seems ripe for a Yank remake.


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