Anna Paquin in Margaret. Image courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures.
One morning in January 2007, I woke up and broke up with my then girlfriend, who I was living with. I went to work, decided I'd made a terrible decision, and ran the mile-long distance back home in the business suit that I was wearing because it was also the day I was slated to defend my Ph.D. dissertation. As I ran past Cambridge landmarks, I could almost hear music surging. I burst through the door and found my girlfriend on the phone, making an appointment for us with a couples therapist. I remember thinking, okay, I guess life is not a movie.MORE »