In the temple of gambling in the desert called Las Vegas, luck is more precious than love or money. Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) oozes luck — bad luck, to be sure, but that can be good for casino managers like Shelley Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), who employs Bernie as a "cooler." Bernie spreads his bad mojo around Kaplow's down-at-the-heels Shangri-La, putting the freeze on the hottest winning streak before the casino gets stuck with making a big payoff. Once a reckless gambler, sad-sack Bernie is paying off a debt working for Shelley, but his servitude is almost over and he's counting down the days until he can pack up and make a new start somewhere — anywhere — else. T...