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.
i do not buy dvds. but "paterson" was an almost spiritual experience for me. saw it twice in the theatre. decided to own it since my options for renting dvds are severely limited. the copy is quality and delivered the viewing experience i expected.
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.
I loved this movie. Adam Driver played a character completely opposite of the character he played in Girls and I totally believed him. I really enjoy movies that are driven by character studies as opposed to action or violence. I would think these type of scripts would be more challenging for the actors and possibly more personally rewarding.