An upcoming dramedy based on Beth Raymer’s memoir of the same title, directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity), and starring Bruce Willis, Joshua Jackson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vince Vaughn, Rebecca Hall, Laura Prepon, Frank Grillo, and Joel Murray. Premiered at this year Sundance Film Festival, the film drawing mixed reactions from audiences and critics.
Based on the true story, it follows Beth Raymer (Hall) who is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn’t give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor, Dink Heimowitz (Willis) who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink’s good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip (Zeta-Jones), starts to get jealous. Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.
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