[rating=2]Starring: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon, Frank Grillo, Joel Murray, John Carroll Lynch, and Corbin Bernsen
Director(s): Stephen Frears
Writer(s): D.V. DeVincentis
Lay the Favorite is a gambling term. It is also the title of a memoir by a real-life woman named Beth Raymer that is now a film from director Stephen Frears and screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis. If that sounds like a familiar pairing, it should. They combined to bring Nick Hornsby’s excellent novel “High Fidelity” to the big screen. That was an excellent collaboration.
Sadly, this was not.