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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edie Sedgwick
... Andy Warhol
... Musician
... Chuck Wein
... Gerard Malanga
... Ondine
... Brigid Polk
... Richie Berlin
... Syd Pepperman
... Julia Warhol
... Fuzzy Sedgwick
... James Townsend
... Diana Vreeland
... Ingrid Superstar
... 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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Sexy. Uncut. Unrated. 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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Trivia

The scene between Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen where Edie tells The Musician about the death of her brothers was completely improvised by Sienna based on her knowledge of Edie. See more »

Goofs

When Sam first points out Edie Sedgwick to Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga stands between Sam and Andy with a video camera. In the next shot, Gerard is standing right in front of Edie videotaping her. A couple of shots later you see Gerard standing between Sam and Andy again. See more »

Quotes

Edie Sedgwick: To me, New York was Jackson Pollock sipping vodka and dripping paint onto a raw canvas.
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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

Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) 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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Edie Through The Looking Glass
7 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

(Possible spoilers, though unlikely)

Okay, let me say that I enjoyed Factory Girl for what it is and think it is worth renting.

The story stars Sienna Miller as the fated Edie Sedgwick and Guy Pearace as vapid pop culture icon, Andy Warhol.

The movie isn't nearly as close to as bad as critics claim it is. The first 40 minutes is much ado about talk of cocks, Andy and Edie's irreverence, and a series of disjointed images. The first act is aimless. But it makes sense because Edie and Andy are aimless and so are the termites chewing Andy's wood at "The Factory".

Enter Hayden Christensen as Billy Quinn and the movie develops its paper thin plot. Though, I should say it's unfair to characterize the story this way. Edie's life was a paper thin plot, so the director, Hickenlooper can't be blamed for that.

Andy, who never says he is gay, though everyone else assumes (or knows) he is, is in love with the idea of Edie "The Superstar" and Billy Quinn simply wants to open her eyes. She becomes the rope in a tug of war. Billy's "soul" cries for the world in a time of upheaval versus the-devil-may-care, drug den world of Andy. And while the latter may be in "love" with his muse, Billy cares and wants Edie to know, if art is the food of the soul, then Edie is eating from an empty soup can.

Edie is a sympathetic character. You get the sense that no one really knew her. Not because she was empty and vapid but that she was so shattered inside the only part of herself she allowed the world to see was the facade her Andy created. In Factory Girl we see Edie through the looking glass. Not as she was, but as she appeared. Warped.

Edie is the cute girl you meet in passing at a party at some stranger's house. You like her, but never see her again. Though, over the years you hear the occasional rumor or two, until one day, you hear she's hit rock bottom and died. That's how it feels to watch Edie Sedgewick's story in The Factory Girl. On one hand, you want to mourn her. On the other hand, you wonder, what has the world lost? That in itself is the real tragedy.


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