I’ve seen a few really good films, and I thought I’d pass along some recommendations.
Based on the life of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame a good deal of prejudice in her life and used her gifts to advance the humane treatment of cattle on factory farms.
We saw The Fighter in the theater on Sunday. It was a film that explored personality and family life as much as it did boxing. It was Rocky-esque in the sense that in followed the story line of the comback-kid fighter who gets his chance at the title. What made the original Rocky movie great, though (and what makes this film worth seeing), was the fact that the film explores the inner workings, relational dynamics and social conditions that surround someone trying to get their shot.
This is a really beautiful film. Beautiful in its exploration of the ways in which we can change ourselves and choose to live a new life, even after spending years doing things that make us and others suffer. There was a good deal of redemption in his film, which surprised me.