8.3/10
21,936
91 user 24 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the book: "Emergence"), (based on the book: "Emergence") | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,481 ( 57)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Richard Dillard ...
Jenna Hughes ...
Michael Crabtree ...
Uncle Mike
...
Billy
...
Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens ...
Feedlot Guard
...
Ted Gilbert
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Du gehst nicht allein  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where the doctor informs Eustacia that Temple is autistic the doctor brings up the idea that autism is caused by mothers being cold to their children; the infamous refrigerator mother theory developed by Bruno Bettelheim. In the final scene of the movie Dr. Bernard Rimland is briefly mentioned; he was the man who debunked the refrigerator mother theory. See more »

Goofs

When Temple's aunt and mother are talking on the phone, in 1966, the hand sets have a RJ11 connector. These type of connectors did not come about until the mid 1970s, and didn't get wider use until the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carlock: And trust me, we know how different she is.
Eustacia: Different, not less.
Dr. Carlock: Different, but not less.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Hour: New Year's Special (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe in Magic
(1965)
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's tremendous and here are some very good reasons for my reasoning...
9 February 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

So much Autism in my family and such a rinse to see it portrayed in a respectful and yet, unhappy and troubled way. Autism is not for the Hallmark Card set - it is not for the After School Special digesters - it is difficult and rife with woe but also filled with newness and, forgive the hyperbole, wonder.

I thought the director and Danes went to important extremes that were so vital to telling this great, great story.

I have A.S. and I will tell you - the moment Temple realigns the uneven wallpaper in her mind - it had me. THAT is the mind of someone outside the room of traditional music. This is a great film and Claire Danes is giving the performance of unbelievable honesty and valor. Bravo to Jackson - Brava to Danes.


41 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?