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Temple Grandin (2010)

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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Don Micheals
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Ted Gilbert
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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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What made her different made her exceptional. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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6 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The room illusion video that they watch at the boarding school was the same one Temple saw in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the diagnosis scene Eustacia is not with her husband and the psychiatrist is a grey haired American of average weight. In reality her husband Richard was in the room and the psychiatrist was blonde and thin and had a German accent. See more »

Quotes

Professor Shanklin: Mooing? You want to do research and write your master's on mooing?
Temple Grandin: Curves. Cattle like curves. They don't moo at curves.
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There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more »

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Featured in The Hour: New Year's Special (2010) 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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Fantastic!
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw a documentary on Temple Grandin that I found very inspirational. I had hoped that this film would bring about the same feelings and, thankfully, it did not disappoint. Claire Danes hit a home run with this one; I was really impressed with her portrayal. She went smoothly through the extremes of emotion that Temple felt: terror to delight, anger to pride. The sometimes halting, awkward way that Temple speaks combined with the often too-loud volume must have been difficult for her to mimic. But Danes managed to do it very convincingly. The director, Mick Jackson, should also be proud of what he's accomplished. The addition of the moving cattle diagrams and the distorted sounds really gave the viewer an idea of how Temple's mind works. This is my favorite HBO film since "Something the Lord Made" and I hope it gets the recognition it well deserves.


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