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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin (2010)


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Director Mick Jackson teams with screenwriters Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson to tell the story of autistic icon Temple Grandin, a woman who refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. Adapted from Grandin's own writings, the film allows the audience to experience the world much like she does while recounting her colorful life and remarkable achievements from childhood to adulthood. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Drama, Television

Christopher Monger, Merritt Johnson

Aug 17, 2010

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Exactly the kind of idiosyncratic project that gave HBO its reputation in the first place.

February 8, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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The best biopic in a very, very long time.

February 8, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Clare Danes gives a hypnotic performance and director Mick Jackson keeps the film as visually interesting and full of ideas.

September 22, 2010 Full Review Source:

Riveting true story of a young autistic woman's journey.

September 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comments (2)
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Danes' grand solo interpretation. The integrity of her performance and clear devotion to her subject is second to none and evident in every frame.

August 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
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Anchored by Claire Danes' best performance to date...

February 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Temple Grandin

Fascinating, touching, and empowering.
June 28, 2012
Matthew Slaven

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I have always been sort of indifferent about Claire Danes, but I believe that with this film she has really proved herself to be quite an actress.

It's a performance that if done poorly could have come across as over the top are cartoonish, but Danes nuanced performance brings the quirky Grandin to life in a very believable, moving yet empowering way.

The supporting cast (particularly Ormond & O'Hara) are also superb.

In addition to the great acting, the film was edited and enhanced in a delightful way, that really helps the view have a better understanding of the complex way that Grandin's (brilliant) mind works.

An exceptionally good film about an exceptionally brilliant woman.
March 28, 2012
Robert C

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The film takes a completely new approach to autism. The editing for one thing grabs your mind and expands it for people unfamiliar with the disorder. Claire Danes is fantastic and brings strong emotions when displaying the biographical character. A fun watch for those who have the opportunity to watch it.
January 30, 2012
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paul oh

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For someone who knew nothing about Temple Grandin prior to this film, I really had no idea what I was in for. In fact, I was not very excited due to the presence of Claire Danes. I know she has talent, but I have not really seen a film of hers that has really impressed me. Enter Temple Grandin. A role that can be seen as merely Oscar bait, but is deftly handled by Danes. Never once did I feel as though she was an actress playing a woman with autism. Hell, had Danes never been in a film before, I would just have assumed that they cast an actual person inflicted with the disorder. While this seems like acting 101, it amazes me just how many actors chew the scene in such a way that draws way too much attention to themselves.
As for the film itself, it is well done. The sound design is masterful and the images fly at you in such a way that help get the viewer immersed into such a complex mind.
However, it does in the end feel like a tv movie. Things are too often overstated and the music swells in a way that frequently drew my attention to the artifice and prevented me from truly immersing in the film. Also, there were a few scenes that looked like they were pulled from a Hallmark special of the week.
In the end, it is a fascinating and well told story. Yet, it is mainly a vehicle for Danes and she does not disappoint.
January 6, 2012
Reid Volk

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    1. Temple Grandin: But I CAN'T!
    – Submitted by Zach W (22 months ago)
    1. Temple Grandin: Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be!
    – Submitted by Daniel M (23 months ago)
    1. Temple Grandin: But my favorite of Einstein's words on religion is 'Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.' I like this because both science and religion are needed to answer life's great questions.
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (2 years ago)
    1. Temple Grandin: Different but not less
    – Submitted by Jean J (3 years ago)
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