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Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; 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.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: PAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 118 minutes) : DVD video, digital ; 12 cm
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Aug 15, 2017

As Paterson makes these rounds again and again in his bus, Jarmusch unhurriedly crafts a cinematic ode to finding both art and delight in the quotidian.
To the people who think there is little to no " plot " I guess they are not familiar with " art " movies.

Aug 15, 2017

This offbeat project is actually very engaging, bringing droll humor and sweet-hearted feeling to its low-key affirmation of ordinary life.

Aug 14, 2017


One star, only because Adam Driver stars, otherwise complete waste of time.

Jul 26, 2017

I don't know what to say about this film. Paterson, a Bus Driver in Paterson, New Jersey, observes and often interacts with people on his bus route, with people he meets on the streets of Paterson, people he sees in his favorite bar, and his young wife and some may say rather ugly dog. These are the kind of people that one never, ever sees in American films.

Jul 24, 2017

OK, if you are looking for simple and mildly amusing, you 'may' like this. If you are not a poet at heart, I doubt you would get much you of it. I sort of liked it and it did keep us interested, but I did feel some minor frustration over if there was any kind of direction the characters were heading in, as there was little story. More of an examination of the characters and significance of mundane life observances.

Jul 21, 2017

This is definitely not a mainstream movie. (Which for me is a plus.)

It depicts a week in the lives of a couple who live in Paterson, New Jersey. The husband's name happens to be Paterson. It is about the low-key everyday living situations which would not be important to most people. Not much happens, which might be "the point." It is about seeing and feeling and being. This is what we should be doing, and it should not be boring.

The last scene with the Japanese tourist who had come to Paterson because William Carlos Williams lived there and he wanted to see what it was like, was the perfect Jim Jarmusch denouement.

Jul 18, 2017

This movie is the most pointless, boring and stupid waste of time.

I just read some of the 'good' comments. I can't believe how different we all are. Go figure!

NickV_KCMO Jul 13, 2017

Paterson is a beautifully simple film following the life of a poet (Adam Driver) and his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) through a single week. Director Jim Jarmusch did a wonderful job of focusing on the intricacies of day without succumbing to temptations to sensationalize the plot. The sequencing of frames was wonderful throughout.

Jul 10, 2017

Remarkable, pearl of a movie. Front and center, the iridescence of introspection as it filters the minutiae of daily existence, from which the lead character authors reflective poetry. Paterson, a film that offers an inoculation from ADD, chronic unawareness, smartphone addiction, the latter afflicting the vast majority of our dullish population.

Jul 02, 2017

A gentle 9 to 5 city bus driver went through his daily routines during the course of one week trying to keep up with an enigmatic gorgeous wife (Farāhānī who slept in the nude) and her spoiled English bulldog in the Jersey town Paterson where he was born and everyone knew everyone, except for occasional tourists, as one Japanese poet. An artsy film that required patience to watch as words of poems being displayed slowly as being written on paper. Crazy Adam Driver in "This Is Where I Leave You" is not but a man finding meaning in his tidy little private PG13 neighborhood.

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Jul 02, 2017

Pages of quotes in IMDb. These from Japanese poet among the best in mho:

My poetry only in Japanese. No translation. Poetry in translations is like taking a shower with a raincoat on. ... Sometimes an empty page presents more possibilities.
This one on the very talented bulldog is not in IMDb yet:

Hey, yo! Yo my man, lemme holla at you a minute. Hey yo, that's a English Bulldog, right?
-Uh... yeah.
Yo I told you man, them dogs are poppin' right now. Yah that dog mad expensive, right?
-Yeah, well... expensive to feed.
Yeah, this guy yo... No, I feel ya though, but man, dog like that get jacked.
Ya know what I mean? Like dog-jacked my G. Ya feel me? Ya'll look on that?
-Dog-jacked... Well it gives me somethin' to look forward to then I guess.
Aight money... Hey yo, be safe out here, aight? And cuff that dog, it's real out here bruh.
-Alright. I'm gonna go cuff ya Marvin.
Okay Marvin, don't get dog-jacked.

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