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Have you guys seen the movie Temple Grandin?

Sunday, June 5, 2011
If not, you should totally check it out.  My cousin Marci and Julia told me about it last Thanksgiving and it finally made it's way all the way to the top of the Netflix queue when Kevin wasn't watching.  :)

Soooo good.  Rotten Tomatoes is my movie bible and critics gave the movie 100% rating and audiences gave it a 95%.  I totally agree.  I'm a complete sucker for a true story but I thought this movie was particularly well done with the way it gave you a view into Temple's unique way of seeing the world.  Even Kevin liked it.

Claire Danes did a phenomenal job playing Temple.  I liked it so much that I even watched half the movie over again with the screenwriter, director, and the real Temple Grandin's commentary.  The only other movie I've done this with is Goodwill Hunting, my all-time favorite.  Claire Danes did such a good job of portraying not only how Temple acted, but also the way she looked and sounded.  After the movie I googled a picture of Claire Danes to make sure I was thinking of the right person.  Crazy huh?

Thanks Marci and Julia for the recommendation!


Stacie said...

Such a good movie! I have always loved Claire Danes. I also appreciate that she doesn't seem to be the kind of actress just takes any role for a paycheck. She seems to be selective and pick challenging movies that some people wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. Glad you watched it!

Amanda said...

Totally agree! Any movie recommendations? Our Netflix queue is getting pretty low now that we don't have Dexter to watch... :)

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