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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
HBO bought a herd of cows for the cattle scenes in this movie. See more
When Temple can't figure out how to do the Ames room illusion Carlock tells her to think of every aspect of the room. In reality he let her look at a picture in a book for 15 seconds and then she figured it out. See more
Noone ever expected it. It's nothing short of a miracle.
It's a miracle!
[Temple has a mental image of Christ walking on water as bells chime and a choir sings
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
Do You Believe in Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more