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Factory Girl (2006)

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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Brigid Polk
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Julia Warhol
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Fuzzy Sedgwick
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Diana Vreeland
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Ingrid Superstar
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Mort Silvers
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Storyline

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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The Fame. The Spotlight. The Scandal. The Party's About To Begin. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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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

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,698, 9 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,661,464, 11 April 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,581,387
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sienna Miller was cast twice as Edie Sedgwick. She was dropped by the producers because they felt they needed a "bigger name." Miller was eventually re-cast in the role, due in part to massive publicity from her public break-up from fiancée Jude Law. See more »

Goofs

Edie's cigarette when she's in the bathtub talking to Andy. See more »

Quotes

Andy Warhol: I wonder if people are going to remember us?
Edie Sedgwick: What, when we're dead?
Andy Warhol: Yeah.
Edie Sedgwick: Well, I think people will talk about how you changed the world.
Andy Warhol: I wonder what they'll say about you... in your obituary. I like that word.
Edie Sedgwick: Nothing nice, I don't think.
Andy Warhol: No no, come on. They'd say, "Edith Minturn Sedgwick: beautiful artist and actress...
Edie Sedgwick: ...and all-around loon.
Andy Warhol: ...Remembered for setting the world on fire...
Edie Sedgwick: ...and escaping the clutches of her terrifying family...
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the end credits, photos are shown of the real Edie. Also people who knew her give testimonies about her. See more »

Connections

References Poor Little Rich Girl (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
Written by Freddie Gorman / Bob Hamilton
Performed by The Reflections
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Interesting Mess
1 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Alright yea its a mess, but going in KNOWING it is a mess allowed me to view this film with more forgiveness than the average film critic was willing to shell out.

First off there's the acting which is all over the place, some people are doing great while others aren't allowed enough room. Casting Sienna Miller was a good call, its a difficult role to cast but if they felt they had to go with a "name" then Sienna was the right choice. As for Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol, that really worked and its a true shame that the film was such a mess you couldn't realize that Guy Pearce was turning in an excellent performance. Especially if you have seen his work in L.A. Confidential and Memento, I had to remind myself a few times oh yea thats Guy Pearce. Had Factory Girl functioned as a GOOD FILM Guy Pearce would have received much more acclaim.

As for Hayden Christensen, I like him alright as an actor but his role as the Bob Dylan-esquire Musician just wasn't allowed much room. He was crammed into a corner spouting out cliché lines and trying his best to do an impression rather than an interpretation. This film was around 90 minutes long, and it should have been around 2 hours long considering all of the significant characters. You can't just brush by Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan (even though they don't officially call the Bob Dylan character Bob Dylan).

What I did like about this movie was that Warhol was portrayed as a little bit cold and detached, but Sedgwick was portrayed as being equally messed up and responsible for her own downfall. So the blame wasn't placed anywhere. Having actors like Jimmy Fallon and one of the Olsen twins in this movie only made me go "what are they doing here?" Pearce and Miller really did give it there all, and even that wasn't enough to elevate this sometimes incoherent mess. Its a mess, but I was still interested thanks to the two leads. I can't wait until Sienna Miller is given a lead role in a GOOD movie.


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