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Factory Girl (2006)

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Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.


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A beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality... Written by Richard Golub

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Rated R for pervasive drug use, strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fábrica de sueños  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$195,698 (USA) (9 February 2007)


£352,343 (UK) (23 March 2007)

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Lindsay Lohan was considered for the lead role, and even screen tested for the part in 2005, but producers felt she was not right. See more »


In reality, on the photo that shows Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick in front of the New York skyline, he does not wear shades. See more »


Edie Sedgwick: Don't be jealous, Andy. He's nothing like you.
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Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) See more »


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Not nearly as bad as it's made out to be.
8 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Better than I had expected. Is the story a bit aimless? Yes. Does it randomly introduce/evict characters for the sole reason that they were parts of Edie's life? Yes. Is it just an hour and forty minutes of Edie going to fabulous parties, meeting fabulous people and slowly declining into a complete wreck of drugs and poverty? Very much so. But I felt that the film did an accurate job of depicting Edie's life, since all that happened were parties, socializing and a terrible downfall. I mean her brother and widow have stated that it's an accurate portrayal, so I don't see how one could disagree. That being said, the film is clearly just a device to propel Sienna Miller's extraordinary performance. Her transformation into Edie Sedgwick is the most precise and utterly flawless portrayal of a real life person I've ever seen. It's quite easily the second best performance of last year (the first being Hard Candy's Ellen Page) and one of the top five female performances of all time. Guy Pearce is also quite fantastic, and Hayden Christensen was much better than I expected him to be. Overall, the film is nothing special. It's not necessarily bad, but it surely isn't great. It's all about Sienna.

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