Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase

Drama written and directed by Jim Jarmusch which follows Paterson (Adam Driver) 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 (Golshifteh Farahani).

By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. Laura urges him to make copies of his lovely observational verse, but he never seems to get around to it. Eventually a small disaster threatens to shatter their idyll.


Best Quotes from Trailer:


Paterson: Morning, Donny. Everything okay?
Donny: No, not really. My kid needs braces on her teeth, my car needs a transmission job, my wife wants me to take her to Florida but I’m behind on the mortgage payments, my uncle called from India and he needs money for my niece’s wedding and  I got this strange rash on my back. Who about you?
Paterson: I’m okay.
Donny: Ready to roll, Paterson?
Paterson: Yeah.


Paterson: [voice over] When you’re a child you learn there are three dimensions; height, width and depth, like a shoebox. Then later you hear there’s a fourth dimensions; time.


Laura: [to Paterson] Your poetry is really good, and someday you might let the world read it. Admit you are a great poet.


Man in Low Rider: Hey, yoh. That’s an English bulldog, right? A dog like that get dog jacked, majee.
Paterson: Well it gives me something to look forward to I guess.
Man in Low Rider: Oooh.


Marie: You drive the bus, right? Your name really Paterson?
Paterson: My real name is Paterson.
Marie: Well, that’s kind of crazy, right?


Paterson: But he’s not going to do anything crazy?
Marie: Everything he does is crazy.
[Everett walks into the bar and holds up a gun]
Everett: Nobody move!
[suddenly Paterson tackles him down to the ground]


Paterson: I’m working on a poem for you.
Laura: A love poem?
Paterson: Yeah, I guess if it’s for you it’s a love poem.


Laura: I had a beautiful dream, we had twins.
Paterson: Twins.


Laura: [to Paterson] All your poems are still in that one notebook, your secret notebook.


Paterson: [voice over] I go through trillion of molecules that move aside to make way for me, while on both sides trillions more stay where they are.


[making a call after his bus breaks down]
Paterson: This is Paterson Bus 23, I have a situation.


[referring to Paterson’s bus]
Man: The damn thing could have exploded to a fireball.


Laura: I could be realizing my dream to be a country singer. Nashville, here I come.
Paterson: Look out Nashville.


[Paterson overhears two youngsters talking on the bus as he’s driving]
Male Student: Do you think there’s any other anarchists in Paterson?
Female Student: Do you mean besides us? Not likely.


Paterson: [voice over] Without love, what reason is there for anything?


Japanese Poet: A bus driver in Paterson. A-ha.
[Paterson chuckles]
Paterson: A-ha, what?
Japanese Poet: This very poetic.


[looking at the chessboard]
Doc: I got my ass kicked a bit.
Paterson: Who are you playing?
Doc: Myself.


Paterson is set for release in the UK November 23rd and US December 28th.



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