This true real life hero is a woman who has autism and managed to get a PhD and fight hard for animal rights. I reluctantly saw the movie tonight. I say reluctant because anything having to do with illness is not something I enjoy watching. I find my psychological work rewarding but it has challenged but on every level. How do I think as a woman, a minority, a well educated woman, a spiritual being and how do I see the world around me. The movie portrayed how she saw things very well. She saw things mathematically and would study things endlessly until she understood it on her terms. God bless her mother who decided her daughter had a brain and tried to educate her in every way.
Claire Danes deserves an award for portraying an highly intelligent, humane, tortured soul with intense facial expressions.
The people who created this movie did an excellent job. I congratulate her courage in facing the mainstream society when she knows how cruel and judgmental they can be. In one scene her anger scares 10 cowboys who clearly have no respect for her as a person or her as doctor trying to provide humane conditions for death of animals. I am not going to change my dislike for realistic movies of painful conditions but I am glad I saw this and would recommend it to someone unfamiliar to autism.