Factory Girl

February 2nd, 2007


Factory Girl

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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.1/10 (11,267 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: George Hickenlooper

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

Sienna Miller - Edie Sedgwick
Guy Pearce - Andy Warhol
Hayden Christensen - Billy Quinn - 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

Taglines: When Andy met Edie, life imitated art.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 2 February 2007

Filming Locations: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £156,779 (UK) (18 March 2007) (120 Screens)

Gross: $2,581,387 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA: (unrated version)  | USA:  | Argentina:

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.

Continuity: 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.

Edie Sedgwick: You are so much fun. How come you don't spend more time with us?
Richie Berlin: Because of my lips.
Edie Sedgwick: Your lips?
Richie Berlin: They have a hard time kissing Andy Warhol's ass.

User Review

one dimensional all the way through

Rating: 4/10

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.


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