Directed By
Stephen Frears
Produced By
Anthony Bregman
D.V. DeVincentis
Randall Emmett
George Furla
Paul Trijbits
Written By
D.V. DeVincentis
Bruce Willis
Rebecca Hall
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Joshua Jackson
Music By
James Seymour Brett
Random House Films
Distributed By
The Weinstein Company
Release Date
December 7, 2012
94 mins.
Rating R

Lay the Favorite is a 2012 American comedy film based on Beth Raymer's memoir of the same title. The film was directed by Stephen Frears.


Set in the wild, extremely funny and lightning-paced world of legal - and illegal - sports gambling, "Lay the Favorite" follows unpredictable dreamer Beth as she goes from in-home stripper in Tallahassee to gambler's assistant in Las Vegas, working for Dink, one of the most successful gamblers in the business.

She takes to the work like a natural, but makes the risky bet to fall for Dink, much to the chagrin of his retired showgirl wife, Tulip.

That bet goes South, and a triangular war ensues.

Against Dink's protests, Beth goes to work for the flamboyant, unstable Rosie who runs a less-than-legal operation in NYC, then for his doomed hyper-speed online sportsbook in the betting Babylon of Curaçao. When Beth's risky gambles results in her innocent boyfriend threatened with prison, she must reunite with Dink, face up to the fearsome Tulip, risk jail, and return to NYC to confront her responsibilities. Can she beat the odds and win the day?



Lay the Favorite Official Trailer 1 (2012) - Stephen Frears, Bruce Willis Movie HD01:40

Lay the Favorite Official Trailer 1 (2012) - Stephen Frears, Bruce Willis Movie HD

Lay the Favorite (2012) Trailer HD - Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn02:01

Lay the Favorite (2012) Trailer HD - Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn


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