Factory GirlFebruary 2, 2007
Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.1/10 (11,267 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen
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…
Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack
Billy Quinn – Musician
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
When Andy met Edie, life imitated art.
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Release Date: 2 February 2007
Filming Locations: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £156,779
(18 March 2007)
Did You Know?
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.
When the Musician is talking to Edie Sedgwick on the lake dock he tosses and shatters his beer bottle on the dock, in the next shot when he propels his motorcycle into the lake no shattered beer bottle pieces can be seen.
You are so much fun. How come you don't spend more time with us?
Because of my lips.
They have a hard time kissing Andy Warhol's ass.
one dimensional all the way through
I knew a lot about Edie Sedgwick before seeing the film and was even
prepared for inaccuracies but the major problem with this film is that
it is inaccurate not for the purpose of making a point but that it is
inaccurate for the purpose of making a one-dimensional film.
Did Hickenlooper paint Edie as a perpetual victim (notice how
throughout the film she is never injecting herself but is bent over
while others inject her?) just so that he could show her as a victim of
Andy Warhol and his drug fiend factory friends? Or that she was always
a victim of people like her friend Chuck who did a complete turn on her
for that villain Andy? Is Hickenlooper trying to say that the biggest
mistake of Edie's life was not choosing Dylan over Warhol in that
elevator scene where her future self voices over, "that was the biggest
mistake of my life"? Edie Sedgwick came to the factory a sick person,
she was already headed for a crash even before she set eyes on Andy
Warhol. In reality, she was rejected by the factory friends and many
others for the drugs she brought with her everywhere, she was not
introduced to them at the factory as the movie shows.
Hickenlooper seems to me to be trying to say that Edie Sedgwick, that
fresh faced wasp in knee socks and pearls who left Cambridge with
sketches tucked under her arms could have potentially had a wonderful
and peaceful life, even a stable marriage with Bob Dylan had she only
not met Andy Warhol and been subject of those movies.
I have a problem with this film because I am so interested, most people
are, in the real Edie Sedgwick and I agree with another poster who
suggested you see Ciao!Manhattan to get a better sense of who she was.
If you want a tragic love-story about a good girl who chose the wrong
guy, watch Factory Girl.
The real Edie Sedgwick was a person whose hystrionics and drugs were
symptoms of a soul that was always trying to fly away, for her the
world was always too small and her pain was always too big, and she
lived her life as though she dreamed of having her wings singed flying
too close to the sun.