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Temple Grandin (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  6 February 2010 (USA)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

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Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by garykmcd

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Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice. See more »

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HBO bought a herd of cows for the cattle scenes in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Temple's roommate reads the braille label on her Abacus book in the wrong direction. See more »

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Red Harris (of "Cattle Magazine"): I don't normally tell people what I'm going to write but Miss Grandin, this is a masterpiece.
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Featured in 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) See more »

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I Take the Chance
(1956)
Written by Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin) and Ira Louvin
Performed by Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Different and Great
7 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If this were not a TV movie I would expect it to be listed as an Oscar nominee. The movie is captivating not only for the exceptional acting but providing us with a glimpse into the world of autism. Everything about this movie points to excellence: the writing, the direction, the cinematography and the acting of a superb cast featuring Claire Danes in what must be the role of a lifetime.

The movie is moving in its emotional impact without becoming maudlin. The pace of the movie is quick and takes us through a number of years in the fascinating life of Temple Grandin without losing us or boring us.

Temple Grandin describes herself in the movie as "different not less." I would describe the movie as "different and great."

The cast and the crew may well be in line for Emmys and Golden Globes. If so, let no one say it was because of sympathy for the subject matter. It deserves any awards it wins for the excellence of the production values.

This is TV at its best!


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