Lay the Favorite
Lay the Favorite (2012)

Beth Raymer leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn't give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

Frears has a lot of fun with the bad tempers and high spirits of this crew of adrenaline junkies, and though the story falls a little flat, the script is sprinkled with dry wit.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Best to say as little as possible, cut one's losses and move on.

Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies

While everything seems to be going in its favor, Lay The Favorite is a losing bet.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"Lay the Favorite" is a small and not particularly ambitious movie, but it's pleasing and exceptionally well made.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The dots are there, but they don't connect.

Mike Scott

A shrug of a film featuring unremarkable characters in an unremarkable story that never does more than limp toward it flat and flimsy third act.

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

What has happened to director Stephen Frears?

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Scott Tobias

A listless comedy built around a vivacious protagonist.

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Todd Jorgenson

... offers little insight into its subject or its setting and feels like it's been chopped up in the editing room.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Silly script...pointless.
Manu Gino
How far can a long shot take you? Good movie! If I hadn't seen Rebecca Hall in any other movie I guess I wouldn't have been amazed by the… More
<i><b>Lay The Favorite</i></b> was just an OK movie for me. I really love Bruce, Vince, and Josh. That is the only real reason I wanted… More
Walter M.
In "Lay the Favorite," Beth(Rebecca Hall) figures it is time to get out of the private dancing business when the customers start to get creepy. So,… More
Everett Johnson
"Lay the Favourite" is one of those fluff movies that in 5 years, you'll watch pieces of on USA network. It's mildly entertaining, has… More
Bradley Wright
Come on Bruce, your better than this.