I loved this movie so much that I couldn't stop talking about it for weeks. Why? It gives a rare and beautiful glimpse into the world of the autistic mind. Based on the writings of an amazing autistic woman, the movie follows the life of Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal scientist who also has Asperger's Syndrome. I've read a few of her books and listened to interviews with her, but the film gives a whole other layer of insight into her world. Grandin describes herself as a visual thinker and the movie gives a beautiful visualization of how her mind works, vividly showcasing how she experiences day-to-day life. It also portrays how she overcame countless obstacles as an autistic person and as a woman to become a respected authority in a very traditional and male-dominated field. The film reveals how her autism gives her profound wisdom into how animals feels, and how she uses that knowledge to fight against animal cruelty and change the way animal husbandry is practiced. Claire Danes gives a phenomenal lead performance and the film went on to win many different awards. The movie is captivating, heart-warming and inspiring - our whole family loved it.
Recommended by Erica Jesonis