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Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite
Lay the Favorite Rating: 47 out of 100 based on 12 reviews.
Aussi ravissante que généreuse, Beth Raymer comprend qu’elle a tout intérêt à abandonner son métier de strip-teaseuse et quitte donc la Floride pour devenir barmaid à Las Vegas. Alors qu’elle ne trouve pas de travail, elle fait la connaissance de Dink, parieur sportif professionnel qui, croyant déceler un vrai potentiel chez la pétillante Beth, lui offre un boulot : elle est censée prendre des paris en son nom et démarcher des clients par téléphone. Dink a eu le nez creux : la jeune femme se révèle particulièrement douée et ne tarde pas à devenir sa mascotte jusqu’à ce que la roue tourne…
Acteurs et actrices
Bruce Willis

Dink Heimowitz
Wayne Pére

Scott (as Wayne Péré)
Adam Kozlowski

Rio Gambler 1
Al Brown

Old Gambler
Thom Sesma

Young Guy
Rusty Meyers

Rio Gambler 2
Production
Director:Stephen Frears
Producer:Brandt Andersen (executive producer)
Anthony Bregman (producer)
Michael Corso (executive producer)
D.V. DeVincentis (producer)
Randall Emmett (producer)
George Furla (producer)
Peter Gethers (executive producer)
James Gibb (executive producer)
Brandon Grimes (executive producer)
Anthony Gudas (executive producer)
Peter Hampden (executive producer)
Alex G. Scott (associate producer)
James W. Skotchdopole (executive producer)
Paul Trijbits (producer)
Writer:Beth Raymer (memoir)
D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay)
Avis pour Lay the Favorite
New York Post
British director Stephen Frears continues to display an impeccable sense of character and setting in the Las Vegas gambling dramedy “Lay the Favorite.”
lire la critique6 déc 2012
Reel Views
Despite the stewardship of director Stephen Frears and the participation of Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lay the Favorite, a would-be breezy comedy set in the world of grifters and gamblers, is as forgettable...
lire la critique4 déc 2012
The A.V. Club
In the achingly inessential Lay The Favorite, Rebecca Hall plays a directionless sexpot so ditsy, she seems incapable of reading a book, let alone writing the memoir on which the film is based.
lire la critique6 déc 2012
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
I really wanted to like LAY THE FAVORITE. Not only does it star the one-and only Bruno (Willis yo!), but it also promised a cool R-rated indie role for co-star Vince Vaughn, a return for the long MIA Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a star turn by...
lire la critique27 jan 2012
Film.com
Maybe in tackling Beth Raymer’s memoir, Lay the Favorite, he thought he could return to the long cons of The Grifters or at least get to work with High Fidelity screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis again. Maybe he wanted a chance to direct the likes of Bruce...
lire la critique27 jan 2012
Avis pour Lay the Favorite
New York Post
British director Stephen Frears continues to display an impeccable sense of character and setting in the Las Vegas gambling dramedy “Lay the Favorite.”
lire la critique6 déc 2012
Reel Views
Despite the stewardship of director Stephen Frears and the participation of Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lay the Favorite, a would-be breezy comedy set in the world of grifters and gamblers, is as forgettable...
lire la critique4 déc 2012
The A.V. Club
In the achingly inessential Lay The Favorite, Rebecca Hall plays a directionless sexpot so ditsy, she seems incapable of reading a book, let alone writing the memoir on which the film is based.
lire la critique6 déc 2012
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
I really wanted to like LAY THE FAVORITE. Not only does it star the one-and only Bruno (Willis yo!), but it also promised a cool R-rated indie role for co-star Vince Vaughn, a return for the long MIA Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a star turn by...
lire la critique27 jan 2012
Film.com
Maybe in tackling Beth Raymer’s memoir, Lay the Favorite, he thought he could return to the long cons of The Grifters or at least get to work with High Fidelity screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis again. Maybe he wanted a chance to direct the likes of Bruce...
lire la critique27 jan 2012
MovieXclusive.com
A star-studded cast does little when it comes to making Lay the Favorite a good film, but it sure gives what might just be the only reason for audiences to watch it. Rebecca Hall gives some sex appeal that is much appreciated in this otherwise...
Big Picture Big Sound
Many years ago I was sitting in the back of a philosophy class in Queens College. I was probably daydreaming when a rather big guy leaned over to me and pointed to a piece of paper on my desk and asked me if it was the program for Roosevelt Raceway...
lire la critique18 déc 2012
Screen Jabber
If you're into betting and gambling then this effort might offer some mild interest to you. If however, you're not one who dabbles then there's precious little reward for you here. Director Stephen Frears has no feel for the subject whatsoever.
Empire
Particularly disappointing given the names involved, it’s only mildly amusing at best, and more often downright tedious.
Time Out London
Rebecca Hall is an ex-stripper with a kind soul and a good head for figures in this sprightly but disjointed American comedy from veteran British filmmaker Stephen Frears (‘Tamara Drewe’). Working from a script by DV DeVincentis, who also wrote his...
Express.co.uk
A STARRY, heavyweight cast raises expectations for comic drama Lay The Favourite that aren’t met but the picture, directed by Stephen Frears, has moments of humour and sensitivity that linger.
lire la critique21 jun 2012
TotalFilm.com
Casting Rebecca Hall as bubbly babe Beth, who jumps into professional sports betting in Vegas only to find the personal stakes sky-high, this good-natured but tinny coming-of-age comedy-drama is more of an also-ran than a sure thing.
lire la critique13 jun 2012
Acteurs et actrices
Rebecca Hall...Beth
Bruce Willis...Dink Heimowitz
Joel Murray...Darren
Hugo Armstrong...Customer
Corbin Bernsen...Jerry
Earl Maddox...Manager
Rio Hackford...Magic
Jo Newman...Darcy
Laura Prepon...Holly
Frank Grillo...Frankie
Wayne Pére...Scott (as Wayne Péré)
Adam Kozlowski...Rio Gambler 1
Al Brown...Old Gambler
Thom Sesma...Young Guy
Rusty Meyers...Rio Gambler 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones...Tulip
Joshua Jackson...Jeremy
John Carroll Lynch...Dave Greenberg
Dominique DuVernay...Curacao Hooker
Andrea Frankle...Marcia Greenberg
Wendell Pierce...Dave the Rave
Ritchie Montgomery...Jackie
Lara Grice...Waitress
Darcel White Moreno...Curacao Hooker
Matthew Pebler...Angelo
Rob Steinberg...Doctor
John J. Mourain...Herbie Plane Crash
Adruitha Lee...Cashier
Deven May...Bah Bah
John Salvatore...Gids
Yolanda Windsay...Singer
Jerome Katz...Some Guy
René J.F. Piazza...Fat Guy
Tracy Miller...Guy
Ambyr Childers...Receptionist
William Sabourin...ASAP Crew
Alexey Marti...ASAP Crew
Lázaro R. Gutiérrez...ASAP Crew
Robert Hoerner...Back Up Singer
Michelle Torres...Club Patron (uncredited)
John L. Armijo...Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kylie Creppel...Birthday Girl (uncredited)
B.J. Parker...Casino Security Guard (uncredited)
Errol Suleyman...Bet Taker (uncredited)
Chekesha Van Putten...Casino Girl (uncredited)
Regina Prokop...Sportsbook Gambler (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare...Gambler (uncredited)
Haylie Creppel...Marcia's Daughter (uncredited)
Julie Ann Doan...New York Pedestrian (uncredited)
Adrienne Esteen...Casino Patron - Pedestrian (uncredited)
Amanda Franchini...Sports Book Gambler (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley...Bar Patron (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr....Plainclothes Detective #1 (uncredited)
Karen Henning...Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Tenaj L. Jackson...Curacao Girl (uncredited)
John C. Klein...Sushi Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Avon Maser...Motel Resident (uncredited)
Valentino Moralez...Sports Better (uncredited)
Bob Pepper...Poker Player (uncredited)
Roy C. Peterson...Horse Player (uncredited)
Juliet Reeves...Bartender (uncredited)
Rachael Riegert...Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Darren Sumner...Limo Driver (uncredited)
David M. Tran...Caesar's Gambler (uncredited)
Glen Warner...Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Johnny Santiago...Beachside Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jay Oliver...House Guest (uncredited)
Lindsey G. Smith...Curacao Girl (uncredited)
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis...Basketball Player (uncredited)
Joseph Blackstone...Bar Guest (uncredited)
Production
Director:Stephen Frears
Producer:Brandt Andersen (executive producer)
Anthony Bregman (producer)
Michael Corso (executive producer)
D.V. DeVincentis (producer)
Randall Emmett (producer)
George Furla (producer)
Peter Gethers (executive producer)
James Gibb (executive producer)
Brandon Grimes (executive producer)
Anthony Gudas (executive producer)
Peter Hampden (executive producer)
Alex G. Scott (associate producer)
James W. Skotchdopole (executive producer)
Paul Trijbits (producer)
Writer:Beth Raymer (memoir)
D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay)
Composer:James Seymour Brett
Cinematographer:Michael McDonough
Editing:Mick Audsley
Casting:Victoria Thomas
Production Design:Dan Davis
Art Director:Erik Polczwartek
Set Decorator:Michelle Schluter-Ford
Costume Design:Christopher Peterson
Makeup:Samantha M. Capps (makeup artist)
Hayley Farrington (hair stylist)
Adruitha Lee (department head hair)
Darryl Lucas (key makeup artist)
Sabine Roller (key makeup artist: Las Vegas)
Cindy J. Williams (makeup department head)
Production Management:Jeanette Haley (post-production supervisor)
Len Murach (unit production manager: New York)
Haley Sweet (production supervisor)
Charlotte Ashby (production manager: additional photography)
Les entreprises
Production Studio:Emmett/Furla Films
Random House Films
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United States6 oct 2012
Ireland22 jun 2012
United Kingdom22 jun 2012
Germany19 jui 2012
France8 aoû 2012
Denmark23 aoû 2012
Turkey7 sep 2012
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Japan12 jan 2013
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Finland9 nov 2012
Sweden28 nov 2012
Brazil22 fév 2013
Russian Federation21 mar 2013
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