Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Review

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Review

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Review

Cast: Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi
Director: Simon Bennett
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Rated: M
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Synopsis: Five years ago our heroes the Duckrockers thought they had figured it all out - they had found themselves girlfriends to take to Sione's wedding and the future was looking bright: Michael had come to accept that commitment wasn't for him and he was always going to fancy white girls; Albert had finally hooked up with his co-worker Tania; Stanley, always the weird one, had managed to find himself a nice girl one of the catering staff from the wedding; and Sefa had even got the courage to propose to his long term girlfriend, Leilani. And Bolo? Well, apparently his name is actually Paul.

Fast-forward five years and things haven't quite gone as the boys might have planned: Albert is now married to Tania and they are living in suburbia, both working in insurance and also trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby; Sefa and Leilani are still together and now have two kids although despite Sefa's proposal, they're still not married. And while Sefa's business is falling apart, Leilani seems to be living life to the full; Stanley is now a trainee Deacon in the Future Church; Michael has moved to Australia but the boys don't hear from him often; and Bolo has thrown in his job with Sefa and taken up work with Sione, Michael's younger brother.

Growing up appears to be driving the Duckrockers apart but when they're confronted with one of life's unexpected turns and Bolo goes missing, their Minister once again brings them together and sends them on a quest. Their mission: to find Bolo. Where do you start when you are looking for this one Samoan in the world's largest Polynesian city?

As they set off on the physical search for Bolo, each of the Duckrockers is also on a personal journey of sorts. But of course, the Boys being the Boys, the way they deal with things can only go wrong.

Verdict: Sione's 2: Unfinished Business, the sequel to Sione's Wedding takes place five years on as the Duckrockers are experiencing marriage, parenthood and of course, missing Bolo.

As the boys set off in search for Bolo, the audience is carried on a hilarious and chaotic adventure (through bars, nightclubs and interesting locations) which allows each of the accident-prone Duckrockers to take their own journey towards realisation.

The boys may not be any wiser in this sequel but they're funnier and it's clear that the talented cast still shares great chemistry, even five years on.

I thoroughly enjoyed Sione's 2: Unfinished Business and the endearing showcase of the New Zealand and Polynesians communities. Overall a successful sequel that all audiences can embrace and enjoy.
Rating: ***
Brooke Hunter

Release Date: March 1st, 2012


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