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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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Laura mentions a dream in which she had twins. After this point & throughout the film, Paterson encounters twins on his way to work, in the bar, and twice on the bus. Also, the young poet appears to be a twin. See more »

Goofs

After Paterson has come home on the first Monday, there is a shot of Laura adjusting the curtains she had just decorated. She then walks into the kitchen. There's a shot of Paterson sitting down on the couch, and the very next shot is her back at the curtains, this time admiring them. She would've had to be very fast to get all the way back to the curtains in time. See more »

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Paterson: We're having pie for dinner?
Laura: Yeah, but a dinner pie.
Paterson: Oh.
Laura: What do you think's inside?
Paterson: Inside the secret pie? Uh... I don't know, fish?
Laura: No, not fish, silly! Want me to tell you?
Paterson: Yes please!
Laura: Okay.
[deep breath]
Laura: Cheddar cheese and brussels sprouts.
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References Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

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Written and Performed by Reuben Wilson
Courtesy of Blue Note records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"BANG!!!" (that was the sound of my bubble bursting...
16 February 2017 | by (Hollywood, Florida) – See all my reviews

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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