“Temple Grandin,” the HBO movie starring Claire Danes as the accomplished, autistic Grandin, is now available on DVD. The DVD includes commentary by Grandin. The movie is up for 17 Emmy Awards — read about it on Temple Grandin’s website.
Nearly every parent of an autistic child knows about Temple Grandin, the bestselling author and brilliant agricultural scientist who’s been a model for what children on that spectrum can become. Playing Grandin in this HBO biopic, Claire Danes captures Grandin’s braying monotone, stooped posture and default defensive stance to other people, but she also conveys her sense of humor and how she makes connections others can’t.