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Paterson (2016)

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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

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Exactly one week in the life of a young man named Paterson of Paterson, New Jersey is presented. He lives an extremely regimented and routinized life, that routine perhaps most vividly displayed by the fact that he is able to wake up at exactly the same time every day without an alarm. That life includes eating Cheerios for breakfast, walking to work carrying his brown bag lunch packed in his lunch pail by his wife Laura, having a casual chat with his colleague Donny before he begins his shift driving the #23 Paterson bus for the local public transit company, walking home where he straightens out the exterior mailbox which somehow during the day gets knocked crooked, eating dinner with Laura and listening to her goings-on of the day, taking Laura's English bulldog Marvin - who he would admit to himself he doesn't much like - out for a walk to his neighborhood bar where he has one and only one beer before walking home with Marvin. There are day to day variations which are often the ... Written by Huggo

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If you ever left me I'd tear my heart out and never put it back

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

€143,031 (Italy) (1 January 2017)

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$2,141,423 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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Trivia

Characters throughout the movie remark on the coincidence of Paterson (Adam Driver) having the same name as the town in which he lives (Paterson, New Jersey). Paterson, a bus driver, is played by an actor who is coincidentally named "Driver." See more »

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In one scene, Laura is shown painting designs on her clear shower curtains. When Paterson comes home that day, the shower curtains are white. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Get any new writing done?
Paterson: I did a little, yeah. Working on a poem for you.
Laura: A love poem?
Paterson: Yeah, I guess if it's for you, it's a love poem. It's kind of inspired by our Ohio Blue Tip Matches.
Laura: Really? Does it mention the little megaphone shape the letters make?
Paterson: [taken aback] Yeah, actually it does.
Laura: How beautiful. I can't wait to read it when it's done.
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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.11 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Soltane Ghalbha
Composed by Anooshiravan Roohani
Lyrics by MohamadAli Shirazi
Vocals performed by Ahdieh Badiee
Courtesy of Caltex Records
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The kind of movie you wish you could see more often. A pleasure!
12 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paterson is a character driven joy to watch and see. I felt as if I was watching reality programming about characters that you can not help but root for. I became emotionally invested in the first 15 minutes and by films end was concerned for and gave a damn about all of their outcomes.

The theme of the film is the poetry in everyday life that surrounds us. The triumph's and setbacks faced by real people and how they deal with the obstacle's that get in the way of aspirations and dreams. A breath of fresh air from films where the stakes and risks are larger than life itself. Paterson is a journey in the life of the main character his charming and spontaneous girlfriend and her territorial but one of a kind dog Marvin.(One of the greatest movie dogs of all time!) Paterson is not a generic "feel good" movie but I felt great having seen it!


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