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Paterson (2016)Paterson (2016)

Paterson (2016)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8

movie

France, Germany

English, Italian

Character-driven, Lovely, Slice-of-Life

2016

Jim Jarmusch

Adam Driver, Barry Shabaka Henley, Brian McCarthy

118 min

Synopsis

A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver, and his wife Laura, a very creative artist, who live in Paterson, New Jersey, hometown of many famous poets and artists.

Our Take

7.8
Bilal Zouheir

An instant essential film in the Jim Jarmusch catalog. In his traditional directing fashion, Paterson disregards plot and instead finds inspiration in deconstructing the seemingly mundane aspects of life. Adam Driver stars as a bus driver and amateur poet who leads a content life staying away from change as much as possible. His girlfriend, Laura (played by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani), is the complete opposite: eager to be creative, to explore new paths, and to decorate and design every object in her life. Jarmusch takes these two characters, adds only a few others, and makes a movie that celebrates similar so-called simple lives, reaching surprising levels of beauty. Again, not much happens in terms of plot, and the pace is slow. But if you are interested in the kind of movie that will let you into people’s lives, you will love Paterson.

Comments

J
juana doe

Beautiful and insightful movie about the nature of creativity made with great love and respect towards its big inspiration – William Carlos Williams’ poetry.

K
katia

One of the best movies ever, if you liked this i recommend The Big Blue or The Best Of Youth.

K
Kay

or would you rather be a fish?
excuse me..
ahá

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