Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I'm probably late on the bandwagon, but have you seen the movie, Temple Grandin? My husband stayed home sick yesterday and we watched it together, and both of us LOVED it.
He's a great barometer for how good a movie is. Our system for judging is that we take away stars by how fast he falls asleep. Did he fall asleep five minutes into it (or during the opening credits), ten minutes in, half-way, towards the end, or, and this rarely happens, did he stay awake for the whole thing?!? Guess what--he stayed awake! Yay. Temple Grandin gets five stars.
On the other hand, I don't think our five stars are quite the accolade that winning seven Emmies was. (Is that how you write it--Emmies for the multiple of Emmy?)
The acting, the story--it was all superb. Claire Danes was no longer Claire Danes--she WAS Temple Grandin. It's an inspiring story--that no matter what you're diagnosed with--in her case, autism, if you have a wonderful mom--or support system of some sort behind you--you can fulfill your special calling. (I know a mom like this--her name is Laura, and she reads this blog every now and then.)
Here's a link to Dr. Temple Grandin's official site.