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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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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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When Andy met Edie, life imitated art. See more »

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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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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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(unrated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Edie Sedgwick's husband Michael Post appears as a taxi driver. See more »

Goofs

Edie and her lawyer mention "tough love," a buzz phrase that didn't enter vernacular until 1980 or thereabouts. See more »

Quotes

Edie Sedgwick: I went to a party once, and there was a palm reader there and when she looked at my hand, she just froze. And I said to her, "I know. My lifeline is broken. I know I won't live past thirty."
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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

Features I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)
Written by Don Gant and Joe Melson
Performed by The Newbeats
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC DBA Hickory Records
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Factory Girl Mass Produced
6 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

"The Factory" was the entire fifth floor studio of 231 East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan serving as artistic sanctuary for Andy Warhol and the place for artsy types in the mid to late 60's. It's also where Edie Sedgwick spent most of her time as Warhol turned her into a starlet on his silver screen and as the original Paris Hilton she became famous for being famous, complete with trust fund and a nasty drug habit courtesy of Andy and his "Warhol Superstars".

Andy Warhol dove into most things artistic; shaping Pop Art, producing The Velvet Underground, and making his own films. Factory Girl took great advantage of the justification for using all manner of film-making formats cutting to point-of-view shots through grainy black and white 8 MM film camera viewfinders. Ask your grandparents... or SAIT instructor Philip Letourneau.

The cameras take you through a real life tragedy as Sienna Miller portrays a charming and naive Edie Sedgwick. Conflicted, she's seduced into fame by a chilling Guy Pearce as Warhol while a painfully dull Hayden Christensen as "The Musician" attempts to rescue her. Denying a relationship with Sedgwick, Bob Dylan's lawyers refused his inclusion in the film but he represents the possible redemption for the spiraling "Poor Little Rich Girl".

Overall, Factory Girl has trouble navigating it's plot shifting to and from Edie as the art that Andy creates, her personal journey, and the people around them both, all topped by a future Miss Sedgwick revealing the story to a psychiatrist in rehab.

There's a great movie in here somewhere but Factory Girl is not it.

C Matt Watterworth http://www.theweal.com


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