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The Making of Temple Grandin
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This film accurately captures what it is like for me, at least. (Autism is extremely diverse, and what's true for one autistic won't be true for all) And I finally have something I can show my friends and family and point to and say "This is what I've been trying to explain."
Beyond the fact that I can simply relate to much of experiences and difficulties (at least in relation to autism), this film is extremely well made, and highly recommended. It is highly enjoyable and entertaining to watch regardless of whether or not you you have any connection to autism. Temple's life and character is an inspiration to all, and the lessons of her life can apply to anyone across the board.
It is worth noting, early on, that viewers can opt to hear the actual Temple Grandin, not the actress, describing her reaction to every scene of the movie. We watched it both ways and each has so much to offer. Temple's reaction to the movie is very engaging. Now more about the movie....
Claire Danes,in her role as Temple, shows how challenging every part of life could be for someone with autism,from childhood on. I hope this one goes far to help people understand the enigma that is autism and to stop fearing someone who looks and acts so differently. I am especially in awe of how the director and actors didn't sugar coat the realities of autism. I watched this with one son who asked, "What is wrong with her?" and came away from the movie with a new understanding of autism.
Every part of this movie reveals a new challenge for Temple and that makes it riveting. She has trouble adapting to the smallest changes. She doesn't like to be touched. Going through doors, especially automatic ones, is terrifying. Other students in college tease her. Again, Claire Danes shines in her role, never breaking character. This movie belongs in the library of anyone who has an autistic child, teachers of special ed students and anyone who wants to watch a superb film.
However (and I still believe this movie deserves a 5 star review), I have a few quibbles, minor ones.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having seen Temple Grandin in tedx talks I thought this was a very accurate portrayal of her personality. I don't know how accurate it was biographically.Published 1 hour ago by gonegirl
Excellent family movie. Great illustration of how different people can have much to offer.Published 2 hours ago by EPI
Awesome accomplishment by an autistic girl! It shows the importance of parenting and "hanging in there".Published 14 hours ago by Wilma D Collier
Wonderful - I hope many will watch this - fascinating portrayal of a high-functioning autistic womanPublished 1 day ago by Kuromame's Mommy
Aducational. Shows what a person with a slight disability CAN do!!!!!Published 1 day ago by Gregory G Cooper