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Temple Grandin

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

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

Movie NR 2010 103 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 8+

a lesser-known American hero

My 3rd grader wanted to choose someone with autism for her American hero to honor one of her autistic friends. Temple Grandin also fit the bill for a feminist who persevered through extreme sexism and staggering obstacles to reach her goals, and beyond! She changed the way cattle are treated and farmed across the country, and continues to change the way people look at people with different abilities. I would show this to EVERY kid 3rd grade and up. I think it was rated higher because grown-ups do not want to acknowledge that conventional cattle farming is cruel and unsustainable--real change makes people uncomfortable. But kids deserve the truth, and they can handle it.

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age 10+

Brilliant movie highly recommend

Really great movie. Funny feel good and a true story. A good insight in Autism my 13yr old loved it and so did I. My 13yr old thinks it some be shown in secondary schools. 10/10

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This biopic has outstanding performances, a commitment to telling an important and fascinating true story, and fine production values all around.Temple Grandin succeeds on every level and, at the same time, manages to avoid all the cliches, sentimentalism, and often quirky acting associated with many movies about autism and other mental challenges.

Director Mick Jackson and his team use flashbacks, audacious visual effects, and the talents of Danes in the title role to bring the audience into Temple's world as she finds her calling as a game-changing scientist and as she ultimately learns to accept herself as a force of nature.

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