Break Up

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September 02, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

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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Break Up

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
director
Paul Marcus
Cast
Bridget Fonda,
Hart Bochner,
Tippi Hedren,
Penelope Ann Miller,
Steven Weber
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