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Lay the Favorite

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
A former stripper's (Rebecca Hall) talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler (Bruce Willis) who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.

Cast: Bruce Willis , Rebecca Hall , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Vince Vaughn , Joshua Jackson , Laura Prepon , Frank Grillo , Wayne Pere

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Radius TWC

Lay the Favorite (2012)

Release Date: December 7th, 2012|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • A small and not particularly ambitious movie, but it's pleasing and exceptionally well made. It was directed by Stephen Frears, and while it's not up there with his best - "Dangerous Liaisons," "The Queen," "High Fidelity," "Cheri" - Lay the Favorite lavishes the same attention on the personal, on relationships, and, like most Frears films, it puts a woman at the center of the story. show more

  • One of those factors must have settled upon the unlucky shoulders of Stephen Frears, who certainly has the pedigree to go all the way. And yet, he stumbles so badly with Lay the Favorite, his comic adaptation of Beth Raymer's memoir, that one is left wondering what could possibly have gone wrong. show more

  • The comedy just isn't that funny and the enterprise never finds an exact tone. show more

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On That '70s Show, sassy Donna Pinciotti was one of the most likable, relatable characters. The wise-cracking yet goodhearted neighbor, played by Laura Prepon, was smart, funny and adept at handling (...

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