For the past two weeks, I’ve been looking for a new place to live which, after seeing a depressing string of tiny, smelly, outrageously expensive studios, has been about as much fun as doing time in a Soviet gulag (or so I imagine). For some reason I can’t fathom, whenever I go to that place of complete and utter despair, I think of Holly Hunter (who turned 50 on Thursday, happy birthday Holly!). To be specific, I think of the insecure, controlling Holly as TV producer Jane Craig in the1987 film Broadcast News who, every once and a while, turns off her phone and sobs really, really hard for a couple of minutes. In the film it’s kind of funny, because her neuroses are part of what makes her character so endearing, but for some reason those are the scenes that always come to me when I’ve just had enough.

How about you, PopWatchers? Do you have a particular TV or movie scene that you revisit when you’re feeling really low? Or feeling really great?