There’s an old song
my grandfather used to sing
that has the question,
“or would you rather be a fish?”
(this fish line is heard at 1:54 in the link)
Paterson (Adam Driver), the Paterson New Jersey poetic bus driver, is then interrupted, as he is every time he tries to write his poetry, and never finishes the thought. A sad, lonely, quiet man who appears to be content living with his unfocused, ever-changing artist girlfriend Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) in an endless sexless routine of work and life – oh shoot – I just got the point.
A very well done Indie lover’s movie having many slow long, quiet scenes. Long shots of beer, shoes, waking up, chess, crooked mailbox, walking to work, driving the bus, statues in town, twins, various passenger conversations, etc. Some events change the day, but not the life.
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