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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Captain Mauzner (screenplay), Simon Monjack (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sienna Miller ... Edie Sedgwick
Guy Pearce ... Andy Warhol
Hayden Christensen ... Musician
Jimmy Fallon ... Chuck Wein
Jack Huston ... Gerard Malanga
Armin Amiri ... Ondine
Tara Summers ... Brigid Polk
Mena Suvari ... Richie Berlin
Shawn Hatosy ... Syd Pepperman
Beth Grant ... Julia Warhol
James Naughton ... Fuzzy Sedgwick
Edward Herrmann ... James Townsend
Illeana Douglas ... Diana Vreeland
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Ingrid Superstar
Don Novello ... 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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When Andy met Edie, life imitated art. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The movie opened in Germany on August 6th, which was a Wednesday. Normally in Germany movies open on a Thursday. That was in tribute to Andy Warhol, whose birthday is the 6th of August. See more »

Goofs

When Edie Sedgwick reads the paper about Billy's wedding, try to freeze the scene. Except for the first few lines that talk about the wedding, it repeats nonsense text: "Dr. Kenneth B. Clement, ranaround naked chanting 'Banana Man.' narrowest margin in amayoral election. The final count withal precincts reporting, was Locher to Stokes.", over and over as filler space. See more »

Quotes

Billy Quinn: Lady, you don't know shit about shit.
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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 Beauty #2 (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Face
Written by Peter Meaden
Performed by The High Numbers
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limtied
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Evocative But Frustratingly Elliptical Look at Andy Warhol's Factory and the Sad Party Girl in the Middle
6 September 2007 | by EUyeshimaSee all my reviews

For the concerted effort Sienna Miller puts into her searing portrayal of Warhol protégé and underground celebrity Edie Sedgwick, it would have been rewarding to experience a film that matches her unbridled dramatic impact. Unfortunately, director George Hickenlooper, primarily a documentary filmmaker, seems more focused on eye-catching cinematic techniques - a deliberately artsy mix of overtly dramatic images, grainy film stock and slow-motion photography - than honest character development in this highly fictionalized 2007 account of her brief life. The result feels energetic but ultimately rather cursory in the way he depicts the Manhattan party scene in the mid-1960's, in particular, the Factory, where Warhol let his coterie of drug-addicted fame-seekers gather to make virtually unwatchable films that reflect their constant state of ennui.

With her big raccoon eyes, pre-punk hairdo and flashing smile, Miller bears such a striking resemblance to the real-life Sedgwick that she carries much of the film by the sheer will of her character's Holly Golightly-like sense of exalted self-worth. But like Holly, Sedgwick lacked talent to sustain a film career, and the script leaves Miller to her own devices in connecting us with her character's tormented psyche amid her escalating drug use. On the upside, Guy Pearce accurately captures the discomfiting public image of Warhol down to the familiar narcissistic indifference and manipulative shyness, but his character gradually recedes into the background. At first, Hayden Christensen comes across as amateurish and unintentionally amusing as a Bob Dylan doppelganger, especially since he makes a feeble attempt at capturing the singer's recognizable speech cadences. Just as he manages to transcend the awkwardness of the character's intrusion into the story, he also disappears making his impact in Sedgwick's life feel rather fleeting.

Even though the cryptic screenplay by Captain Mauzner, Aaron Richard Golub and Simon Monjack conveniently paints Warhol and the faux-Dylan as polarizing figures pulling at Sedgwick's soul, the story really comes down to her own inner demons. The problem is that she remains oddly elliptical throughout, and Hickenlooper seems satisfied with leaving us with an impressionistic view of a person who barely warrants our attention forty years later. Among the supporting players, there are quite a familiar faces - Ileana Douglas as Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Jimmy Fallon as Sedgwick's confidante Chuck Wein, Tara Summers as fellow Warhol protégé Brigid Berlin, Mena Suvari as Brigid's sister Richie, Edward Herrmann as the family attorney, Mary Kate Olsen as a partygoer. However, none of them are given any opportunity to shine.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Slovak | French

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Factory Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,675,241

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,572,632
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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