Lay the Favorite

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(2012) ★½

BBC1: Friday 9 October, 11.55pm

Tallahassee lapdancer Rebecca Hall heads for Vegas, looking for a break. A loveable bimbo with a head for figures and a figure that turns heads, she’s hired by bookie Bruce Willis. He calls his gambling operation Dink Inc but he’s a straight-up guy (so long as he’s winning). Unfortunately, Catherine Zeta-Jones doesn’t care for her husband’s new lucky charm.

A true story, so they say, but it’s only a camera-friendly cast that prevents it from being a total busted flush. Vince Vaughn gets the solitary funny line: “Being nice is just another racket.”

Certificate: 15
Duration: 94min

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