September 16, 2011

Freebie Friday: Temple Grandin {DVD}

I watched the movie, Temple Grandin, for the first time a week ago and I cannot say enough good things about it. There were many times when I fought back tears because I was moved by the courageous life of Temple (a high-functioning autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry), her mom, and all those who stood up for her - who saw that she was "different - but not less".

While watching the movie I saw aspects of Grant in Temple Grandin. I felt a feeling of relief knowing that this movie would allow others a glimpse into my son's world. 

For those who have children with Autism or children with autistic-like traits (like Fragile X Syndrome), it means so much that this movie has been made (and made very well).

Please watch this movie.

With all that said, I am giving away a copy of the movie!

Here's how to enter:
  • In the comments section (scroll down or click here), simply leave your name, e-mail address, and your favorite movie snack (I personally love popcorn and a diet coke as I relax on the couch with a blanket).
  • Enter by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, September 22, 2011
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail (that's when I'll obtain the physical mailing address) on Friday, September 23, 2011. The winner will have three days to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
  • If, for some reason, you have a difficult time leaving a comment on this blog, you can e-mail the same information to me at (with the word "giveaway" in the subject box).

**BONUS** If you would like to be entered TWICE in the giveaway, start spreading the news!  Simply share my blog via Facebook, your own blog, twitter, or email & you'll double your chances of winning!  Just be sure to tell me in your comment what you did so that I can apply it.

Please stop the blog music so you can get the full effect of the video below. You can stop the music by scrolling to the bottom of the web page and clicking the pause button. Thanks!

Temple Grandin (Trailer)

Click here to watch a clip of Temple Grandin talking about the movie.



  1. Wow! Thanks for posting this. I'm gonna get the movie to watch. Thanks for putting the trailer. I also watched the interview with the real Temple.

  2. I would LOVE to see this movie. Please enter me! Thank you!

  3. I saw this once on netflix, but my husband missed it and I think he should see it too. My favorite movie snack? Same as you! Popcorn and a diet soda, though I prefer diet root beer. Thanks!

  4. Loved the trailer and the real Temple Grandin. I want to watch the movie. My favorite movie snack is popcorn with Craisins.

  5. thanks for the fav movie snack chips and salsa

  6. looks like a good movie :) hmmm, favorite movie snack...hard to say, but popcorn is my usual choice!

  7. my fav movie snack is twizzlers (and a frozen coke if at the theater)
    I enjoyed this movie on HBO, I would certainly enjoy owning it. Thanks

  8. Chips and salsa!

    Laurasu82 at

  9. I would love a chance to win this movie! I like to snack on popcorn.

  10. that is an amazing movie and probably one of my favorite. This movie does give people a glimpse into the life of someone with autism. I already own the movie so I would love for someone else to win it and enjoy it with friends and family.


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