A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
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
Laura says she has the same name as Petrarch's wife (Petrarch was an Italian scholar and poet of the 14th century). Actually, Laura was the muse of Petrarch; she never was his wife and they actually had limited contacts, if any. See more »
It's made clear that Paterson doesn't own or use a cel phone, but when he has to borrow one, he dials it using his thumbs. A person not used to texting on a cel phone would use his index finger to dial. See more »
"BANG!!!" (that was the sound of my bubble bursting...
As with Manchester by the Sea, this was another long anticipated movie on my watchlist to see. And yet again, as with Manchester by the Sea, my excitement turned to disappointment as I struggled to keep my eyes open and from nodding off to sleep.
Adam Driver has a spot in my heart and I believe he is a strong up and coming actor; one to keep a close eye on. With that said, I am not sure why he was cast in this role. His character makes for a very unlikely match in every way, shape, and form. However, his was the strongest performance, which was far from his best. The rest of the acting was absolutely criminal.
I am still struggling with the 1 hour 57 minutes of my life I will never get back, along with the fact that I am starting to lose trust in my fellow IMDb reviewers that gave this film an average of 7.7 when this flick should have barely been able to climb to a 6.
Perhaps if you are an artsy fartsy person who is big into poetry, and BAD poetry at that, or perhaps you are a native to Paterson and want to watch it for posterity, then this flick just might be for you. As for the rest of us, our time would be better spent walking our dogs, making cupcakes, having a beer, etc etc etc...
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