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About the Movie
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine of driving his daily route, where he observes the city as it drifts across his windshield, overhearing fragments of the conversations that swirl around him. He writes poetry into a notebook, walks his dog, and has exactly one beer at a local bar. By contrast, his loving wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson’s gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film, and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. In this “wise, winning… and moving” (Vanity Fair) film from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch, the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry that’s evident in its smallest details.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 204
- Fresh: 195
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 8.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Driver is turning out to be one of the finest actors of the moment, an understated star with a great, non-movie-star face.
Fresh: Jarmusch has created a small miracle of a film, one that is both intellectually dazzling and emotionally provocative.
Fresh: I think Jarmusch has actually remade "Groundhog Day" as a work of spiritual ecstasy. I also think Paterson the man may be a Zen Ralph Kramden.
Fresh: Jim Jarmusch's latest has moments of beauty that help compensate for a slightly static narrative.
I really enjoyed it and great performances.
This movie is different from what you're used to see. Very creative, very deep, a great mix of emotions, full of symbolism and non-straight-forward things (if that makes sense).
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This movie is listed under "Comedy" as its genre - NO WAY!
It is an extremely slow moving melancholic avant-garde art film (anemic on the art part).
The poetry (a key part of the movie) was pathetic, the characters were shallow and the plot was a needle-less compass that meandered city streets and then just ended.
There really was nothing redemptive, interesting or compelling in this movie!