As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
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
The poem read to Paterson by the little girl was written by the director, Jim Jarmusch. See more »
In "Glow", Paterson writes about 'going downstairs to put the coffee on'. However, he lives in a one story house. See more »
Lou Costello has got to be the most famous person from Paterson.
Yeah, probably. Yeah, I mean, he... he's got that statue, and he's got his own park.
Hey, I mean Alexander Hamilton has a statue, others got statues, but not they own park! Hell, even Fetty Wap don't have no park!
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As most people rated the movie between 7 and 10 then I must have a serious problem rating the movie with only 3 of 10 . All I could see is a driver who writes poems which are not that good in my opinion and wakes every morning and so on , with a GF who adores white and Black and do nothing but staying home doing her strange rituals while he works hard to bring her a Guitar she can't play . I mean it's super boring ! No story No conversations No Nothing ! but since I was raised in the Middle-East I suppose there is something missing because of my Eastern culture . I'm not saying the movie was bad , on the contrary , I was bad rating and reviewing . so please , shall anybody explain the secret of the high rating ?
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