Temple Grandin is probably the world’s most famous autistic person. The film takes you through the extraordinary challenges Temple and her mother faced. She didn’t begin to speak until she was 4 years old. Her mother was advised to put her in an institution by the specialist. Yet that was never an option for them.
Temple was encouraged to do ‘normal’ things. She was nearly refused admission to a new school but Dr Carlock, a former NASA scientist, began to take an interest and that was the turning point. Temple gradually emerges from being the prisoner of her autism, to being a gifted designer and finally able to communicate her ideas very effectively.
She is played magnificently by Claire Danes. I shed a few tears over this film.
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