Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Arts: Film: Factory Girl

Factory Girl. Director George Hickenlooper. Starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce.

By Julia Schweizer

Set in the midst of the New York City Pop Art scene, Factory Girl depicts the rise and fall of beautiful heiress Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller). Upon meeting Edie, then-starving artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) is determined to make her a star without paying her a penny. Like so many other factory girls, Edie gets wrapped up in a life of drugs and scandal. Despite melodramatic shots of empty Vicodin bottles strewn on the nightstand of her Chelsea Hotel suite and cliché trippy camera angles to depict Edie’s highs, Sienna Miller couldn’t have been more perfectly cast.

Rating: You’re the boss, applesauce.

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