Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Temple Grandin - Movie Review

Ok, so I don't normally like to do movie reviews; what our family deems appropriate viewing and what another family does, can be very different!  But...we enjoyed this one so much, that I just wanted to share it with you!  The movie was based on a true story of a young woman with autism.  It focuses on how Miss Grandin excelled academically, despite her autism.

According to our family's movie standards, this movie gets a "thumbs up!"  No nudity and no cursing that we could recall!  Brian and I both felt that this movie would be appropriate for children Amy's age...any younger and they may find it a little boring and some scenes could probably be upsetting for little ones. 

What I enjoyed in particular was gaining an understanding of how (some) people with autism learn and see things a lot differently.  It gave me a glimpse of how difficult it must be for autistic people, to move through a traditional school system.  

All in all this movie was a wonderful heart warming movie, and the fact that it was based on a true story made it all the better for us! 


Just to add that this Friday is the deadline for my giveaway so be sure to enter if you haven't already, to win a copy of the Duggar family's newest book "A Love That Multiplies".  I cannot wait to read it myself!

I am currently reading  Randy Alcorn's "Pro-Life Answers For Pro-Choice Questions".  This horrific topic is often so hushed up and the horrible facts swept under the rug that it can be difficult to access the vital facts.

I am working on a challenging post regarding a similar topic at the moment and hope to have it finished later this week, ready to post in time for the Pill Kills campaign.  I hope it will provide some vital information and perhaps educate us on the facts that are so often hidden from us.


Our Family Is His said...

Having two sons on the spectrum, I appreciated this movie. It helped me understand them just a bit more. I will never understand how their brains work, but it gave me a glimpse and helped us to relate to them better.

Chelle said...

Good movies are important. I have never heard of this one. Maybe will have to watch it. I love true stories about people too.

Elizabeth said...

48 entries for you giveaway! Wow!! I'd say you've had a good turn out. Now, if you can just pick "Elizabeth." hahaha

I have a new friend whose oldest daughter is on the spectrum of autism. You'd never ever know she had a problem. Her mom recently put her on a gluten-free diet, which seems to help. She, like Miss Grandin, does well with her studies. Her mom said that she's been reading since she was 2!

Sounds like a great movie. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Thank you for your comments ladies! I love it when people share movie reviews with us, especially family friendly ones or just clean adult movies that Brian and I can watch together!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I absolutely loved this movie!