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
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Aviator Films

Cast

Claire Danes
as Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond
as Eustacia
Catherine O'Hara
as Aunt Ann
David Strathairn
as Dr. Carlock
Stephanie Faracy
as Betty Goscowitz
Barry Tubb
as Randy
Steve Shearer
as Jeff Brown
Richard Dillard
as Don Michaels
Michael Crabtree
as Uncle Mike
David Born
as Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens
as Feedlot Guard
Matthew Posey
as Ted Gilbert
Toby Metcalf
as Stacey
Cyndi Williams
as Slaughterhouse Clerk
Steve Uzzell
as Psychologist
Rick Espaillat
as French Lecturer
Jim Flowers
as Dr. Spenk
Michael Conway
as Mr. Peters
William Akey
as Mr. Hodges
Kristin McCollum
as Madame Davide
Chris Olson
as Mr. Povey
Joe Nemmers
as Mr. Neal
Gerry Robert Byrne
as John Richmond
Cherami Leigh
as Marcia
John Rawley
as Red Harris
Phil Harrington
as Dr. Ladenham
Ken Webster
as Blueprint Draftsman
Carl Savering
as Mr. Goscowitz
Brady Coleman
as Abbot Chief Executive
Blair Bomar
as Ellen
Xochitl Romero
as Penelope
David Blackwell
as Supermarket Clerk
Sheila Bailey-Lucas
as Small Store Clerk
Wally Welch
as Cowboy
Jenna Wheeler Hughes
as Four-year-old Temple
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Critic Reviews for Temple Grandin

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | November 1, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

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

February 8, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

The best biopic in a very, very long time.

February 8, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | October 10, 2011
Screen International

Clare Danes gives a hypnotic performance and director Mick Jackson keeps the film as visually interesting and full of ideas.

Full Review… | September 22, 2010
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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

Full Review… | September 21, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Temple Grandin

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 viewer have a better understanding of the complex way that Grandin's (brilliant) mind works. An exceptionally good film about an exceptionally brilliant woman.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

½

Fascinating, touching, and empowering.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

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.

paul oh
paul oh

Super Reviewer

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