Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
A truly wonderful film. Probably Jarmusch's best since Stranger than Paradise. I can't say that definitively, though, because I have a hard time with his films and haven't watched them all. Jarmusch's films are generally meditative to a fault, I think. But this film: Amazing. It's an observant piece about a bus driver who writes poetry. Fittingly, the film itself is poetry. It's deceptively simple, and very moving. Adam Driver gives a stellar, nearly heartbreaking performance.
Paterson is the name of a bus driver who develops poetry during the quiet times in his life. No car chases here or criminal activity, instead we have a quiet story full of emotional impact. It has the feel of an independent movie. Characters are fully developed and interesting. Highly recommended.
This movie is fascinating. I love seeing the details of this couple's daily life play out over the span of a week. I watched it once, then a few days later I was thinking about something that happened towards the beginning that I wanted to see again. I only intended to watch that part, but got pulled in and watched the whole thing again! 😂 Beautiful movie.
I really loved this movie! It was quiet and meditative. A great anidote to all the hollywood films that try to be loud and do nothing more then yell in your face. Jim jarmusch is one of the best american film makers we have. He has made many gems. Fans should also watch finland's aki kaurismaki's films. They are kindred spirits.
Consider William Carlos Williams, an important American poet (He was a medical doctor as well!) in the first half of the 20th century. The movie is about encounter with the world of Paterson, NJ but translated out of the world of reality into the world of IMAGINATION where that process results in the experience of beauty and healing, which all people need The movie was inspired by aspects of William's general artistic vision and by the vision in his long poem "Paterson", which at times is the city itself in New Jersey "in the valley under the Passaic Falls", sometimes a "Mr. Paterson", sometimes the human condition in general. I might be wrong, but I see in Williams sometimes a kind of modernism/Romanticism. Google Williams' short poem "This is just to say", which was cited in the movie. Ordinary images and ordinary situation, but somehow beautiful.