TV Movie | TV-PG | | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
Grandin originally thought that Sigourney Weaver would be playing her; perhaps not surprising given that she played an autistic woman in Snow Cake and is a brunette like Grandin rather than blonde Claire Danes. She is also of a similar height to Grandin.
I've always wanted to understand the gentleness that other people feel by being hugged by their mothers. And now I've made a machine that lets me do that. It feels like a wire gets reconnected. Like something gets repaired.
In the movie Carlock has Temple build an Ames room illusion but in reality it was her psychology teacher Mr. Burns.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end.
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