Beth Raymer (Rebecca Hall) leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. In walks Dink (Bruce Willis) 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 (Catherine Zeta-Jones) 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. Based on a true story LAY THE FAVORITE is a heartfelt comedy of finding friendship in the least likely places.
Bruce Willis,Vince Vaughn,Laura Prepon,Rebecca Hall,Joshua Jackson,Catherine Zeta-Jones
In the sports gambling Mecca of Las Vegas, an exuberant ex-private dancer Beth (Rebecca Hall) arrives in search of her ultimate dream - to become a cocktail waitress.
Fate leads her to Dink (Bruce Willis), a charming, old-school gambler who seeing beyond the ditzy façade, takes a shine to Beth, recruiting her as his good luck charm, a sharp contrast to his jinx - wife Tulip!
But as luck would have it, the odds are not in Dink’s favour. As he enters a losing streak and Beth's crush on him becomes all too apparent, he is forced to fire her. Devastated and heart-broken, she flees to New York to the ever dependable Jeremy (Joshua Jackson), working for flamboyant and illegal bookie Rosie (Vince Vaughn) who takes her to the Caribbean island of Curacao to oversee his expanding empire.
With Rosie and his operations becoming ever more out of control, Beth becomes increasingly conscious of how precarious her situation is and hesitantly enlists the help of Dink and Tulip. The stakes are high and as the friends converge, they must figure out a way to divert the potentially dangerous situation that lies ahead for all of them. Every decision counts.