Advertisements I started watching this out of idle curiosity - autism interests me, in an abstract way - and got sucked in immediately. By turns painfully funny, breathtakingly insightful, and just plain painful, this story of a woman who broke barriers galore for the autistic (or, as she herself quite visually thinks of it, walked through doors) is a revelation in a quite literal sense of the word. Claire Danes deserves every award in the book for her performance, she is stunningly good, and practically unrecognizable as herself. In this article (http://beefmagazine.com/cowcalfweekly/1031-temple-grandin-hbo-biopic/ ) in, of all things, Beef Magazine (don't laugh, you'll find out why when you watch it), Grandin's present-day assistant says the performance is so spot-on it gives him goosebumps. You HAVE to see this!