Movies: A Disparate Housewife

With an Emmy and a huge hit, Felicity Huffman uses her newfound star power ... to play a man?

It's a pleasant kind of humming. Happy, unself-conscious, slightly flighty and more than a little girly. It comes out whenever I halt the conversation to scribble in my notebook to catch up. And when I run out of the restaurant to feed the parking meter, she grabs the pad and writes, "Note to self: buy Felicity presents." She giggles and touches my arm and asks me lots of questions about myself. If all that weren't femme enough, she refers to herself by her nickname, Flicka; points out her favorite knitting store across the street; and admits that the night before, she...

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