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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€143,031 (Italy) (1 January 2017)

Gross:

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

Adam Driver went to bus driving school for his role in the film. Production crew was arranging for Driver to get a bus license, and while they were trying to organize it, he on his own figured it out and was already in the school. See more »

Goofs

In "Love Poem", Paterson writes about him and Laura's love for Ohio Blue Tip Matches. This is strange because it doesn't seem like they have a real need for them. Neither of them are shown smoking or lighting candles. See more »

Quotes

Doc: I'm getting my ass kicked today.
Paterson: Who you playing?
Doc: Myself.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.11 (2016) See more »

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Trespasser
Written by Arthur Lane
Performed by Bad Medicine
Courtesy of Now-Again Records, in Association with Enjx Records and Arthur Lane
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Can somebody please explain !
24 March 2017 | by (Syria) – See all my reviews

As most people rated the movie between 7 and 10 then I must have a serious problem rating the movie with only 3 of 10 . All I could see is a driver who writes poems which are not that good in my opinion and wakes every morning and so on , with a GF who adores white and Black and do nothing but staying home doing her strange rituals while he works hard to bring her a Guitar she can't play . I mean it's super boring ! No story No conversations No Nothing ! but since I was raised in the Middle-East I suppose there is something missing because of my Eastern culture . I'm not saying the movie was bad , on the contrary , I was bad rating and reviewing . so please , shall anybody explain the secret of the high rating ?


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