Lay The Favorite

Synopsis: Beth, who lap dances to make ends meet, leaves Florida for Las Vegas hoping to be a cocktail waitress. She meets two women who introduce her to Dink, a gambler with a system. He hires her - she's good with numbers - and she promptly falls for him, even though he's married to a woman who seems to do nothing but spend his money. Beth tries to entice Dink whose wife, Tulip, tells him to choose; he does and promptly goes on a losing streak. The repercussions of his choice play out with a heavy gambler who has a parole officer, a cheesy bookmaker in Curaçao, Beth's desire to keep a friend out of prison, and help from an unlikely source.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Frears
Production: Weinstein Co.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

- Unbelievable.

- I can't hold it much longer.

You've almost got the record.

Come on, 20 more seconds.

Hold on tight...

I think I'm about to pass out!

I can't!


Mm... Oh, my God!

This is so good!

I put a little Cointreau in.

- Mm.

- That's the secret.

Mm. I have to

go in a minute,

- do you want to dance?

- Yeah.

Just blows me away

Unskinny bop, bop

All night and day

Unskinny bop, bop, bop

She just loves to play

Unskinny bop Nothing more to say

You look at me so funny

Love bite got you acting oh so strange

You got too many

bees in your honey...

You're a fucking hot one, ain't ya?

Oh, I'm OK.

Check us out.

Can you... put that away?

You're scaring me.

Well, you should be scared.

It's a healthy reaction

to a big ass gun like this.



I'm going to go now, time's up.

I guess you've got to go.


I enjoyed your company!

I hope you come back!

Get me out of here.

OK, Otis, we're going.

We are going, right now.

Come on, honey.

- Hi, Dad.

- Beth! Bethanna...

- Hey.

- Hello.

- OK, what's up?

- I need to do something else.

What's wrong with the pet sitting?

I never knew anyone who could

make so much off that.

Yeah, the money's good,

but the pets are not always that nice.

I'm burned out.

Take it from me, now is not the

time to put down a good job.

You still haven't found anything?

No, nobody's buying cars.

Hell, they're barely making them.

Well, it's more than just my job.

I need like a big change.

I have to, I don't know...

I want stimulation.

And I want good money.

And I want a change of

scenery that's interesting.

OK... OK, let me think if I

know anybody over at the mall.

Yeah, it's not going to do it.

I want to move to Las Vegas

and be a cocktail waitress.

Beth Anne...


that is a great idea!

Wow! Yeah, Oh...

Caesars Palace.

- That's where you got to get in!

- Caesars would be amazing!


- I think the hot plate works.

- I'll take it.

Go! Go...

Oh, so close.

Go! Yes... Oh! Oh.

Please... Go on!

Hey. I advise you to

stop playing this thing.

Why? Am I in trouble

or something?

No, no. It's just...

You seem like a nice girl,

and flip's for retards.

Oh... OK.

- Thank you.

- No problem. Have a nice evening.

Hey, wait.

Do you know where I could find

a job as a cocktail waitress?

I think you pretty much have to grab the tray

the exact second one of these

golden girls kicks the bucket.

This is a union town.

Take it easy.


Why don't you strip?

It's good money.

Yeah, I don't think I want to do that.

You've done it before, right?

Why do you say that?

- 'Cause it's kind of obvious.

- It is? Really?

Just to us girls in the club.

I just want to do something

exciting and different.

- I came here to...

- Yeah, change everything.

Hey, Holly, what about Dink?

- What's Dink?

- Doesn't he need anybody?

Well, that's kind of...

You know, I kind of need to know someone

before I send them to Dink.

It requires a great deal of trustworthiness.

Oh, my God, you guys...

I am super trustworthy.

All right.

- Hi.

- Hi. Are you Dink?

I am Dink, yes.

You must be Beth. Come in.

So, how much do you know about gambling?

Uh, I played some

Flip-It the other night...

How'd you do?

I was told it was for retards,

but I got really into it.

I might not trust you with my money.

You're going to rob me and

go play Flip-It all night.

No, no, I'm not.

Come on, I need this Louisiana

game to stay under...

- Not for a little.

- So, you're a bookie.

Absolutely not.

Bookmaking's illegal.

I'm a gambler.

Everything I do here

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