Factory Girl
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The true story of one woman's brief and ultimately tragic flirtation with fame in the 1960s provides the basis for this biographical drama. In 1943, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) was born to a wealthy and socially prominent family, and she grew up with beauty and money, but also a history of mental illness; she was hospitalized with an eating disorder in her late teens, and by the time she was 21, two of her seven siblings had died before their time. In 1964, Edie moved to New York City, and quickly made a splash on the Manhattan social scene; she became friendly with the famous pop artist… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

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"One wonders whether the documentary format would have better served the material than this ill-focused drama. Since real-life family and observers chime in over the end credits, perhaps the filmmakers were thinking the same thing."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"When Sedgwick's whirl of liberation turns into addiction, clichés stall the plot."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Far less insight than the flattest of E! True Hollywood Story segments"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"True story of drugs and sex is for adults only."
‑ Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
"les écrits de Mauzner n'arrivent malheureusement pas à rendre justice, voire même à ajouter le moindre commentaire critique, à leur source d'inspiration"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"I think Sienna Miller does a really nice job of capturing Edie Sedgwick, who really was the fore-runner to Paris Hilton and a lot of other people who are just famous for being famous."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Sedgwick's death seems as predestined as a Hollywood melodrama."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"In Factory Girl, a jumbled account of the short life and photogenic hard times of the first Andy Warhol superstar, Edie Sedgwick, Sienna Miller makes Sedgwick into an archetypal over-confident blond with a mannered young Kathleen Turner croak."
‑ Dan Callahan, House Next Door
"As a bio-pic, Factory Girl is limited, but as a snapshot of Sedgwick and Warhol's fiery relationship, there is much to fascinate us."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Spoilt, rich, posh, vacuous and fame-obsessed - who better to play Edie Sedgwick? If she's acting or not, Miller is brilliant. Just a shame the film is so shallow too."
‑ Stuart McGurk, thelondonpaper
"It's a movie without that emotional spark that lets us connect with her, or anybody else."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"You feel as if either you or the filmmakers have missed the point, if there ever actually was one."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Summing up a complex human being in two hours is like an MTV spot about Nelson Mandela cut to a Kanye West track. We don't really get to know Sedgwick at all."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
"Factory Girl is an effective evocation of a particular slice of recent history. The film benefits from Miller's turn as Edie, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink performance that takes the poor girl from the heights and highs of fame to the depths and doom"
‑ Scott Collura, IGN Movies
"Edie Sedgwick's story is sad, but never appears important or interesting."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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