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Temple Grandin

Claire Danes , Julia Ormond , Mick Jackson    DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A discomfortable reality Sept. 12 2010
We are parents of a 16 years old autistic child. This movie is showing masterfully the great difficulties that these people have when dealing with communication and human relationship. Ms. Grandin has had the strong will and the courage to overcome these differences the equivalent of climbing Mont Everest. As parents and those dealing with this, we must thank her for bringing new lights to understand more deeply the people are are affected by this situation (for example thinking in pictures).

As opposed to many others movies and reports on autism, this one is not shy to show the discomfort that people around them are feeling for this kind of disability. For those who are not involved with a autism person you will find that even for a highly functioning person like Ms. Grandin living a normal life (as per our standards) is almost impossible.

Congratulations to Mrs Claire Danes for having played so truthfully

Well Done
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Temple Grandin DVD Dec 18 2010
This is a very well documented DVD on Autism. It is reliable, credible and inspirational and directed with insight and sensitivity. I highly recommend it to any professional or family who is affected by the outcomes of ASD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Temple Grandin Dec 7 2011
By john
This is an excellent movie giving insight into the world of autism and the struggles that accompany it. It is also encourages perseverance and and reminds us that labels are not limiting, they don't decrease our value as human beings! Recommended family viewing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie nails it July 25 2011
By Brenda Pink TOP 500 REVIEWER
Having worked in the livestock industry for a number of years, I was well acquainted with Grandin's work on animal handling. I'd also had a wonderful opportunity to listen to her talk in person. I only just recently watched this movie - somewhat afraid that the Hollywood glamour would not do the subject justice. Boy was I wrong. Claire Danes absolutely nailed this role. To the point where I, unlike usual, did not see the actress behind the role, I saw only Temple Grandin. Kudos to Danes for buying totally into the role. The movie itself tells the story of Grandin after she decides to further her education and her humiliations and triumphs in working her way into a redneck world that wasn't accepting of her at first. The fact that she has become so successful is a testament to the woman that Grandin is. This movie can only touch upon Grandin's life, but what is represented here is an eye-opener to those who believe that challenged people cannot become a success in this world. HIGHLY recommended to anyone, but in particular, those dealing with autism in the family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see Dec 25 2010
This is an incredibly talented cast, the script is brilliant and the story is terrific for any one who has ever been "different".
Any one involved with animal behavior should see this movie.
I was lucky to meet her at a pet dog trainers conference. An amazing woman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Oct. 12 2010
A great movie, a definite must see.I can see why it won so many Emmy's. Claire Danes totally nailed the character that Temple is. Love IT!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watched it over and over and over Nov. 25 2013
By Tim Cyr
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Brilliantly shared story of life and overcoming obstacles through which help us take the next step... and walk through the next door.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Aug. 5 2011
By toby
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The acting is excellent and true to life. It has a serious side when cattle are involved. The frustration on the part of the Mother was very real. I enjoyed this movie and will recommend it to those who need encouragement when living with Autism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A wonderful movie
Published 1 month ago by ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Mother who believes in her child
Fabulous what the power of belief can do,, if you believe you can do it, then sometimes you can. Here is a mother who never gave up on her child. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pam carmichael
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
I had seen this movie several years ago, but it was still inspiring to watch the story of such a courageous woman, who despite all that she had to overcome still succeeded.
Published 3 months ago by David Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must See"
Claire Danes does a wonderful job portraying this special woman. Temple Grandin is a fabulous example of courage and perseverance!! She has helped so many people.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & Educational
First saw some clips of this movie in a course I was taking on Autism. Really was interested and had to buy the movie. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bernice Hennessy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a winner...an honest portrayal of autism.

1) it portrays the sensory overload that can come with some forms of autism. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a perfect movie to show that everyone has a place.
My daughter was required to watch this movie in her Grade 10 class and thought it would be good to buy and donate to her old school to be used for anti bullying. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Diane McRae
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant surprise
When I sat down to watch this with my wife I thought, "Oh great another chick flick!" But this movie was actually great! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sam McDargh
5.0 out of 5 stars Dertermination recorded on the big screen:
Fantastically directed, produced, starred, and received by me and my companion. This is truly one for the library. Claire Danes bravo.
Published 12 months ago by Barnswallow
4.0 out of 5 stars Stated below
Good movie. It gave me an insight into Autism and helped me understand the illness. The actress was very good. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Patricia McAllister
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