Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon, Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Shawn Hatosy, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Illeana Douglas, Patrick Wilson
Sienna Miller is a beautiful woman who also happens to be a solid actress—she's just not the best at selecting projects. Yet to find that one breakout role, the English stunner has mostly slogged through well-meaning but nevertheless disappointing movies like Factory Girl. The 2006 biopic about 1960s Manhattan socialite, and frequent Andy Warhol collaborator, Edie Sedgwick does have one unique distinction: It's arguably Miller's worst movie to date.
Director George Hickenlooper does an admirable job of emulating the look and feel of '60s culture, down to the spot-on costumes and fast-paced vibe of the artsy culture. Underneath its flashy presentation, though, Factory Girl struggles to generate any sympathy for Sedgwick's short, tragic life—she died at age 28 of what the coroner determined was either an accident or suicide via a combination of too much alcohol and prescription medication.
As this shallow movie tells it, Sedgwick was nothing more than a pretty fixture within an altogether lavish cultural movement.