Break Up (2009) Winsome actress plus reflective male singer-songwriter in mildly rocking duet partnership? We've seen it before, of course, with She & Him, a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and… 2009-09-08 Scarlett Johansson Pete Yorn Pop
Music Review

Break Up (2009)

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HE & HER Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 08, 2009; Lead Performances: Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn; Genre: Pop

Winsome actress plus reflective male singer-songwriter in mildly rocking duet partnership? We've seen it 
 before, of course, with She & Him, a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. That duo had its fizzy retro charms; the most 
 entertaining thing about this collaboration is conjuring obnoxious nickname combos: Scar-Yo! Jo-Yorn-sson! Pe-lett! Johansson's throaty vocals fit Break Up's intimate vibe better than they did on her overly ambitious Tom Waits-covers album. Still, aside from the jangle 'n' twang ditty ''Relator'' and remake of Chris Bell's classic ''I Am the Cosmos,'' the project never really achieves liftoff. B–

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Originally posted Sep 02, 2009 Published in issue #1064 Sep 11, 2009 Order article reprints