Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Last night my husband and I watched a rented DVD, Temple Grandin, produced by HBO pictures. And then I went to bed and dreamed all night about writing this blog for you . . .
It's a memorable movie. This photo is of the real Temple Grandin--and I should have known I'd like her because she's obviously a dog person. :-)
The movie is the true story of Temple Grandin, who grew up with autism, and how she persevered to become a writer and a leader in the field of animal husbandry. Her goal has been to provide for the humane care of livestock, and I'm all for that. (Yes, we have dominion over the animals, but that never gives us license to abuse them.)
Claire Danes does a remarkable job portraying Temple Grandin, and the movie is absolutely fascinating, entertaining, and moving. Plus, it's one of those rare "family friendly" films--your kids would like this, and it'd be good for them to understand what autism is. Not all brains are wired in the same way, and just because someone is different doesn't mean they're a freak.
So I heartily recommend this one--and I think you'll love it. Even my hubby, who usually rolls his eyes at any movie without guns and bombs, enjoyed it, and I caught him wiping a tear from his eye . . .