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Lay the Favorite (2012)

R
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.
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Writers
D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) | Beth Raymer (memoir)
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$ 26,350,000
Opening Wknd
$ 20,998
Gross (USA)
$ 20,998
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Jan 21, 2012 (United States)

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4.8 / 10 | 10,088 votes