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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 »
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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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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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that the film takes place in New York City, most of the shooting took place in Louisiana due to budgetary restrictions, where most of the crew's homes had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Only a few additional scenes shot after principal production were shot in New York. See more »

Goofs

When Andy phones Brigid while looking at Edie's picture, his thumb nail goes from being broken to intact spontaneously. See more »

Quotes

James Townsend: [Edie's accountant, concerned] You're going to be bankrupt soon.
Edie Sedgwick: James, you take life too seriously. How could I possibly be bankrupt? My grandfather invented the elevator.
James Townsend: Then you should be familiar with the concept of up and down.
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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 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Je Veux Vivre
from "Roméo et Juliette"
Written by Charles Gounod
Performed by Ana María Martinez (as Ana María Martínez), Soprano
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

 
Factory Girl Mass Produced
6 March 2007 | by visitourwebsiteSee 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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