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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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Captain Mauzner (screenplay), Simon Monjack (story) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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

At no point during the film or in the credits is the musician played by Hayden Christensen ever referred to as Bob Dylan, although he is the embryonic music icon with whom Edie is reputed to have been in love and had an affair. See more »

Goofs

The 1966 song Psychotic Reaction is heard on soundtrack prior to a scene featuring a billboard advertising the 1965 Ford Mustang. See more »

Quotes

Edie Sedgwick: Don't be jealous, Andy. He's nothing like you.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Un bel dì vedremo
(from "Madama Butterfly")
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Miriam Gauci
Conducted by Alexander Rahbari
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Superficial superstars
20 August 2009 | by terraplaneSee all my reviews

It's not a documentary.

Just in case you read some of the rather hysterical comments and garner the impression that it's supposed to be about real people, it's not. Andy Warhol was never a real person, just a performance.

Guy Pearce presents Andy Warhol as the superficial creature he undoubtedly was. The original art-as-business creator, the very God at whose altar such modern day charlatans as Damien Hirst worship. Pearce's performance is riveting, his Andy Warhol is as empty as his crapulous art; just a two-dimensional diagram of someone who leaves no shadow. A cartoon.

Sienna Miller's performance as Edie Sedgewick is the best thing she's ever done. Caught in the strobe lights of Warhol's strangely sterile world of non-sexual sex and sofas still in their plastic wrappers, Edie becomes the focus of his short attention span for a while. She flashes across the screen like a speeded up Holly Golighty, while Warhol's voyeuristic viewfinder traps her in it's leering stare. The camera loves her and so does Warhol. But we know it's going to end in tears.

Nothing in the movie has much depth, none of the characters are developed beyond what we already know about them and the whole sixties New York scene is represented by a series of iconic "things". The Chelsea Hotel, the Velvet Underground, a soundtrack of songs that sound right but which actually don't fit at all. For instance, "Leavin' here" by The Birds, a British group in which Ronnie Wood was the guitarist, was recorded in 1966 but was never released in America. However, there it is on the soundtrack being played in the factory sometime in 1965.

But no matter.

The movie pretty much captures the shallow, transient and utterly facile world of Warhol in the sixties and in another way it sums up the emptiness and tragedy of the Hollywood dream machine too. But it doesn't ask any deep questions nor does it pretend to be something it's not. It's entertaining and worth watching for two very good performances by Guy Pearce and Sienna Miller.

It's not art, it's just a movie, albeit a superficial one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Slovak | French

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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