Sione’s Wedding (2006) Film Review


Sione (Pua Magasiva) is getting married, but due to a series of wedding misadventures, his brother and three mates are banned – unless they get girlfriends. Not just dates, serious girlfriends. There’s Michael (Robbie Magasiva), a womaniser who prefers the Caucasian ladies, but none of his regular dates really take him seriously. Stanley (Oscar Kightley), who is a bit shy around the ladies and cannot see a good thing when it is right in front of him. Stanley (Iaheto Ah Hi), who is obsessed with a voice on a dating party line. And finally, Sefa (Shimpal Lelisi) who is in a long-term relationship that he takes far less seriously than his love of the drink. How can they ever get to Sione’s wedding?

It’s a sweet film. Fun, light-hearted, gentle and funny. It’s not the best representation of women, but it is just the fact that these guys are so hopeless at interacting with women that brings the humour… and the joke is on them.

It would have been nice to have had a woman or two in the film who were not ideals put on a pedestal, but we can’t have it all, can we? Ah it’s fun. Enjoy it for what it is.


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