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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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Jim Jarmusch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Paterson
Golshifteh Farahani ... Laura
Nellie ... Marvin
Rizwan Manji ... Donny
Dominic Liriano Dominic Liriano ... Boy on Bus 1
Jaden Michael ... Boy on Bus 2
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Doc
Trev Parham ... Sam (as Trevor Parham)
Troy T. Parham ... Dave (as Troy Parham)
Brian McCarthy ... Jimmy
Frank Harts ... Luis
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Blood in Convertible
Chasten Harmon ... Marie
William Jackson Harper ... Everett
Method Man ... Method Man (as Cliff Smith)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

If you ever left me I'd tear my heart out and never put it back See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

17 November 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Paterson See more »

Filming Locations:

Paterson, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,335, 1 January 2017

Gross USA:

$2,152,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,588,282
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman who both made their debuts in the Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom (2012) appear in this film See more »

Goofs

On Wednesday, Laura is shown painting the doorways of the house black. However, on Monday and Tuesday the doorways were already black. See more »

Quotes

Laura: I know it's silly, but I'm so excited about the new farmers' market. Because if my cupcakes are a big sensation then I might be on my way to a very successful business.
Paterson: That would be amazing, honey.
Laura: And you know what else? My guitar should arrive today. My harlequin guitar direct from Esteban.
Paterson: Is Esteban gonna deliver it personally?
Laura: [laughs] Who knows?
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Connections

References Mystery Train (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Lester
Written and Performed by Lester Young
Courtesy of Savoy Jazz/SLG, LLC
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Poetry can make life easier

Life is made of routines. Everyday we wake up towards the same places, meeting the same people. If you want drama and action, then this movies isn't fit for you. This is a movie about routines, but more than that: a movie about how we can find beauty in the routines. Paterson, a bus driver, does the same everyday in a village that never leaves a sleepy, foggy state. But he faces each day with joy, together with his ally: the love for poetry. Watch the movie if you like to see normal people, doing normal things but still, finding beauty in the small things.


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