Brilliant and sickening. Bob Fosse's version of the short life and gory death of Playboy
"Playmate of the Year" Dorothy Stratten focuses on the machinations and tacky ambitions of her boyfriend/murderer Paul Snider, hypnotically played by Eric Roberts. Stratten (Mariel Hemingway, who
underwent breast augmentation for the role) is a shown as sweet small-town girl, easy prey for sleazy mediocrity Snider, who promises to make her a star. He marries her and brings her to Los Angeles, where she poses for Playboy
. When she does
become a star (a starlet, anyway--Stratten did an
acceptable job in one film, Peter Bogdanovich's THEY ALL LAUGHED), she dum...