Sunday, August 4, 2013
On The Radar: Lay The Favorite
Just stumbled across this 2012 flick that literally slipped under my Doppler. A full recalibration of the Flickmaster 5000 is currently underway.
The film is based on Beth Raymer's memoir released by Random House in 2010. It's a fun and juicy romp thru the life of a professional gambler starting from the ground up to running an offshore book with it's predictable speed bumps. But you quickly become invested in the characters and their storyline. It's a great script.
Lay The Favorite stars Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It's also got a strong supporting cast with a predictably unstable Vince Vaughn, a clueless Corbin Bernsen, a topless Laura Prepon and a fully clothed Joshua Jackson.
Well worth 94 minutes of your time.