Lay The Favorite | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | February 23, 2013
entertainment value
Easily forgotten comedy that has talent in the cast, but nothing worthwhile for them to perform. Easier to avoid than endure.
genre Comedy
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
director Stephen Frears