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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 See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,335, 1 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,141,423, 7 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,986,483, 20 March 2017
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The poems in the film came from Ron Padgett, one of Jim Jarmusch's favorite contemporary poets, who agreed to write the poems for the film and who let Jarmusch use some of his pre-existing poems. See more »

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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 »

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Laura: Speaking of secret pie, I wanted to tell you something about your secret notebook.
Paterson: What?
Laura: Did you ever hear of the old Italian poet called... Petrarch? Is that it?
Paterson: Mmm, Petrarch. He perfected the sonnet.
Laura: I read online that one of his early books of poems was called 'The Secret Book', just like yours.
Paterson: I didn't know that! You read that. You just happened upon it online.
Laura: And also that he wrote all his love poems to a beautiful girl called... ta da! Laura!
Paterson: That's true!
Laura: So you have many things in ...
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.11 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Whole Town's Laughing at Me
Written by Marshall Sherman and Ted Wortham
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of Columbia Nashville by Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mental torture...
31 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Instead of waterboarding and other "benign" types of torture, black-ops people should use films like Paterson to try and extract information from dangerous criminals.

The film is so devoid of anything that after watching it for more than 30 minutes even the most hardened criminals will be clamoring to confess anything.

The emptiness of Paterson is like a mental black hole that sucks anything we have in our heads. It is like a sponge that absorbs any thoughts, creative ideas we may try to process while watching it.

It is dull, slow, amorphous, insipid and as ugly as the main star in the film ( a bulldog....)

Paterson is another one for the artsy-fartsy crowd.


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