This is one of those films where the story surrounding the film is perhaps more interesting than the film itself. Itís the story of Edie Sedgewick who was part of Andy Warholís ďsceneĒ in the sixties and it focuses on the fractious relationship she had with the artist. Like all the best love affairs it starts with the pair being besotted with eachother then moving through a period of taking the other for granted and finally into contempt (well, thatís how my love affairs go anyway). Of course, in the case of Andy and Edie itís an unconsummated affair.
Edie is played by Sienna Miller who bears an uncanny resemblance to the real deal and does a fine job at conveying Edieís little girl lost nature and sassy sense of style. Guy Pearce plays Andy and has the artistís nonchalant detached drawl to a tee, so the pair together make a convincing job of placing the audience in the time and the place of the Factory. All of which will make it an interesting romp for those of you who remember the Sixties. Though of course if you can remember the Sixties you clearly werenít there. If youíre too young to remember those times (as I am, just about) then it should still appeal if you like pop art, pop music, pop fashion or just popping pills, as all feature in this one.
And the interesting story surrounding the movie I mentioned earlier? It's about the identify of the unnamed (presumably for legal reasons) folk singer who hooked up with Edie and whose child she allegedly aborted. Credited in the movie as ďThe MusicianĒ and played by Hayden Christensen one doesnít need to know too much about popular music to work out who the real life star heís playing is, which is the best compliment I think Iíve ever paid to young Hayden's acting. Alas I cannot name him here for fear of his lawyers knocking on the door of Spittinflicks Towers.
I jest of course. We canít afford a door.