Factory Girl

2006, Drama/Biography, 1h 30m

114 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Despite a dedicated performance by Sienna Miller, Factory Girl delves only superficially into her character, and ultimately fails to tell a coherent story. Read critic reviews

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In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) meets artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce). She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician (Hayden Christensen), who pushes her to seek independence from the artist and the milieu.

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  • Nov 24, 2013
    Factory Girl is a decent film on the life of Edie Sedgwick and her work with Andy Warhol. The film should have been better considering the subject, but for what it is, it's a watchable film, but it's a film that should have been much better than what it ended up being. Guy Pearce is quite good in his performance of Andy Warhol, and his chemistry with actress Sienna Miller is really what makes this film watchable. The film should have been better, but as it is, it's n underdeveloped picture that doesn't realize its potential. Luckily, the two lead actors are great, and they make up for the lacking story. If the film was longer and the script would have been better, then Factory Girl would have been a standout film, but as it is, it's an inaccurate portrait of the two, and it doesn't tell the real story. I somewhat liked the film, but it's not a film that I would rewatch again. Factory Girl is simply a decent film that has too many imperfections for me to recommend it. Guy Pearce is very good here, but it's not one of his standout performances. Factory Girl deserved to be better, and it should have been more accurate than what the film turned out to be. I feel that the filmmakers rushed the film and they didn't give the story its just do. Luckily Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce keep you involved from start to finish. This film is just one of those movies that starts off with a promising start, but can't conclude in a satisfying way, and you are left wanting more out of the film, especially considering that Sedgwick was an influential actress in many of Warhol's shorts.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2011
    Edie Sedgwick becomes the 1960s version of Paris Hilton, famous for her association to achievement and her downfall. The highlights of this film are the performances by Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce who are remarkably believable as Sedgwick and Andy Warhol. In fact, Pearce's performance frequently reminded me of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning turn in <i>Capote</i>, and Miller embodied the tragic beauty of Angelina Jolie's Golden Globe-winner in <i>Gia</i>. Without a doubt, they are the only aspects of this film that keep it from falling into a morass of montage-ridden, depressing display of frenetic camerawork. I've read from multiple sources that <i>Factory Girl</i> has numerous factual errors. The <i>Village Voice</i> called it "Edie Sedgwick for Dummies," and Bob Dylan threatened to sue the film for defamation resulting in Hayden Christensen's character being called "Billy Quinn" instead of Dylan. By the end of the film, I didn't think I learned anything true. The articles I read about Sedgwick and Warhol helped me understand them as people more than the film, and I can only wish that Hollywood screenwriters would trust in the realization that sometimes real life is more interesting than what they could make up. Overall, see this film for Miller and Pearce, then do your research.
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  • Jul 06, 2010
    this move is about the life of edie sedgwick, andy warhol's muse. poor little rich girl.. she lived hard and fast. then just like that she was gone at 28 years old. it was good movie, but heartbreaking.
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  • Jan 25, 2010
    Great cast. I loved watching Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce as Andy and Edie. The chemistry of their friendship was perfect. Andy Warhol: You're the boss, applesauce! Andy Warhol: I wonder what they'll say about you... in your obituary. I like that word. Edie Sedgwick: Nothing nice, I don't think. Andy Warhol: No no, come on. They'd say, "Edith Minturn Sedgwick: beautiful artist and actress... Edie Sedgwick: ...and all around loon. Andy Warhol: ...Remembered for setting the world on fire... Edie Sedgwick: ...and escaping the clutches of her terrifying family... Andy Warhol: ...Made friends with eeeeverybody, and anybody... Edie Sedgwick: ...creating chaos and uproar wherever she went. Divorced as many times as she married, she leaves only good wishes behind.
    Sam R Super Reviewer

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