Lay The Favorite is a 2012 film adaptation of a true story (novelized); the film stars Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughan, Joshua Jackson, Rebecca Hall and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Director Stephen Frears (The Grifters, Dangerous Liasons) helms this fast-paced comedy cum drama.
Lay The Favorite focuses on Dink (Willis) and Beth (Hall); Dink is able to pick up on the naiveté of Beth and involve eir in a scheme to rip off the casinos. The two are able to get one over on the casinos but are unable to get Tulip (Dink’s wife; Zeta-Jones) on board with their schemes. After a major blow up that has Beth move to New York, Beth rapidly gets into illicit activities. Lay The Favorite is a title that requires numerous viewings. I believe that there are bits and pieces that will reveal themselves in subsequent viewings. While this is a decidedly stylized depiction of gambling,
Lay The Favorite can be bought at any number of retail and online stores; make sure to pick up this film if you like the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas or Miami, or of titles like Clockers. The title has considerable replay value and would do best in any sort of party or chilling session. The video quality is easily equivalent to a theatre presentation and is present alongside an equally fitting audio track.
Lay The Favorite DVD Review / 2013 Anchor Bay / 94 Minutes / http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com