Factory Girl details
|Starring:||Guy Pearce, Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon, Peter Bogdanovich, Beth Grant, Armin Amiri, Illeana Douglas, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mena Suvari|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Sep 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Guy Pearce and Sienna Miller star in this Edie Sedgwick biopic
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Sad but beautiful vignette of a life wasted...By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 04 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]A really interesting and extremely well played look into the bohemian side of life in the 60's that created and dropped icons and twisted already fragile minds beyond what they could take. This isn't a particularly cheerful film but is very interesting, informative and important.
Edie is brilliantly played by Sienna Miller, and comes across as the fun seeking faun of 60s pop art scene, but inside fragile and manipulated and used by many around her. While Warhol (again I think brilliantly brought across by Guy Pearce ) is a weirdo who fed off the misplaced adoration of groupies around him picking up and dropping people he could use and feed off like confetti.
There are a few factual errors, In the film his father is said to be a Miner, and that is generally thought to be the case, he was actually a construction worker from Pennsylvania, the family were immigrants from Slovakia named Varchola, and as a boy Warhol gained much of his eccentricity by being at home suffering with a nervous disorder that caused blotchiness and he would stay home with mother rather then mix with others, in the weird world of the 60's this gave him a weird magnetic aura that blew up out of all proportions relative to his skill.
I feel his 'pop' art is more a hang off from his previous incarnation as a simply advertising illustrator, I certainly don't find his art as important or original as other contemporary artists say Picasso or Dali, in fact his output was probably blown into fame by the reputation gained by his drug fuelled hangers on.
I was brought into knowing Edie by the Cult song of the same name (Edie-Ciao baby) which I still play regularly, and I think this sums up Edie Sedgewick extremely well 'Caught up in an endless scene, Paradise a shattered dream'.... Indeed... well worth a watch.
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Not my cup of teaBy a customer from Corsham, Wiltshire , 13 Nov 2009I watched it purely for Guy Pearce, who was almost unrecognisable. It passed 90 minutes.
AWESOMEBy gemflower (2 reviews) from Northampton, England , 04 Nov 2009Absolutely LOVED this film. Sienna miller was fabulous as edie, also loved guy pearce. Since brought my own copy. FABULOUS
FASCINATINGBy princebongo (82 reviews) from norfolk,uk , 03 Nov 2009A heartwarming but sad insight into the beautifull but fragile Eddie Sedgewick manipulated and used by the great Andy Warhole..
Art imitating life imitating art.By niccoco (4 reviews) from Studley, England , 04 Oct 2009I see that a lot of people have watched this film and jumped straight on the computer to analyse every second of it and criticise every factual inaccuracy. That is part of what makes this film so great in my eyes. Everybody is of course entitled to their opinion of it and not everybody is going to like it.
Personally I loved the film; not for its plot or the acting or the way in portrayed the life of Warhol and Sedgwick. I loved it because of the way it was constructed and how it comes together as a final article. In my eyes it is a film how films should be. It is itself a piece of art. In this case it just so happens to be based on true events of life imitating art.
The dialogue is excellent and the acting has the same extravagance as the characters the film portrays.
I love that so many people have such strong reactions to this film. The fact that a film can evoke this emotion from people is nothing short of amazing, it's not made for the people to love it. It's made for the sake of making an excellent artistic film.
I believe that by the simple fact of this reaction to it, the film has accomplished everything that it set out to do and Mr. Hickenlooper should feel proud. Wes Anderson fans will most likely understand and love this.
Factory GirlBy a customer from Cinderford , 20 Aug 2009Impossible to understand, it just did not make any sense.