Paterson Movie

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3.75 / 5 stars (4 users)

2016 | R | Drama | 1hr, 58m

A hardworking bus driver (Adam Driver) in Paterson, N.J., writes heartfelt poems every day before his shift begins. more

Release DateU.S.

Paterson was released on
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 New York / Los Angeles Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Jim Jarmusch


Jim Jarmusch


Rating MPAA

R for some language


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. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, garnering director/writer Jim Jarmusch some of the strongest reviews of his career.

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