Paterson
Director
Jim Jarmusch
Writer
Jim Jarmusch
Actors
Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Rizwan Manji, Dominic Liriano, Jaden Michael, Trevor Parham, Troy T. Parham, Brian McCarthy, Frank Harts, Luis Da Silva Jr., Kacey Cockett, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Sterling Jerins, Johnnie Mae, Helen-Jean Arthur, Joan Kendall, Owen Asztalos, Jorge Vega, Sophia Muller, Nellie
Runtime
1 h 58 min
Release Date
17 November 2016
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Overview
A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver.
  • Rating

PATERSON

 

“The Line”

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.

Paterson poetic bus driver

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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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The Biggest Spoiler: The Ending

Paterson the poetic bus driver is convinced by the girlfriend to change his routine, the dog eats his book containing all his poetry.  Being a little more sad than usual, by chance, he meets a Japanese poet visiting Paterson, New Jersey and they talk about poetry.  The Japanese poet gives Paterson a blank notebook and he begins to write again.

 

“Pumpkin”

My little pumpkin,

I like to think about other girls sometimes,

but the truth is

if you ever left me

I’d tear my heart out

and never put it back.

There’ll never be anyone like you.

 

Nothing changes.

 

 

 

Movie Details

Director
Jim Jarmusch
Writer
Jim Jarmusch
Actors
Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Rizwan Manji, Dominic Liriano, Jaden Michael, Trevor Parham, Troy T. Parham, Brian McCarthy, Frank Harts, Luis Da Silva Jr., Kacey Cockett, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Sterling Jerins, Johnnie Mae, Helen-Jean Arthur, Joan Kendall, Owen Asztalos, Jorge Vega, Sophia Muller, Nellie
Runtime
1 h 58 min
Release Date
17 November 2016
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Overview
A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver.

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