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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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Chris Graham

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Kightley ... Albert
Iaheto Ah Hi Iaheto Ah Hi ... Stanley
Shimpal Lelisi Shimpal Lelisi ... Sefa
Robbie Magasiva ... Michael
Teuila Blakely Teuila Blakely ... Leilani
Madeleine Sami ... Tania
David Fane ... Bolo / Paul
Maryjane McKibbin-Schwenke Maryjane McKibbin-Schwenke ... Princess
Nathaniel Lees ... Minister
Ana Tuigamala ... Albert's Mum
Pua Magasiva ... Sione
David Van Horn ... Derek
Karena Lyons Karena Lyons ... Jane
Mario Gaoa Mario Gaoa ... Eugene
Cilla Brown Cilla Brown ... Leonie
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Storyline

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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They made one little promise, not to ruin their boy's big day... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Samoan Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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South Pacific Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Sefa: What are these?
Stanley: Pants!
Sefa: Who's wearing them?
Stanley: You are!
Sefa: Correct!
Leilani: And who washes the skid marks out of them?
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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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Pretty good, but everyone still missing the point ....
20 August 2006 | by medcodeproSee 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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