Lay The Favorite | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | February 23, 2013
Easily forgotten comedy that has talent in the cast, but nothing worthwhile for them to perform. Easier to avoid than endure.
|synopsis||Beth Raymer is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn’t give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink’s good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous. Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.|
|lead actors||Bruce Willis | Rebecca Hall | Catherine Zeta-Jones | Frank Grillo | Joshua Jackson | Vince Vaughn | Laura Prepon | John Carroll Lynch | Corbin Bernsen|