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YMMV: Temple Grandin

  • Nightmare Fuel: Anyone with autism or a similar condition who can relate to this film a bit more will find Temple's panic attacks too close to home.
    • Even someone without autism or bipolar disorder or anything can find Temple's panic attacks scary as all hell, especially Temple screaming to her aunt to close the machine on her body while crying and screaming.
  • Nausea Fuel: The ranchers covering Temple's front window with bull testicles.
    • Made worse in that Temple just wipes it off with her hands and sleeves as if it were just mud. She even throws a little!
  • Tear Jerker: Oh, so many.
    • Even a few Real Life examples. Why do we never see Temple's father in the film? In Real Life, her father and mother divorced after disagreements on how to handle Temple. We hear him speak once, and that's it.
  • Values Dissonance: A major theme in the movie. The differences now and in the 1950's/1960's in our understanding of autism is the obvious example. However, another example occurs when she is living with her aunt at the cattle ranch, where the ranchers constantly mock her desire to work in cattle ranching, because she's a woman.
  • The Woobie: Beautifully averted by Temple, who's never portrayed in an overly sympathetic nor sentimental manner. We see her as a flawed but nonetheless remarkable woman, reacting naturally and realistically to difficult situations, while maintaining a clear sense of pride and a level-headed attitude throughout.


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