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

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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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Trivia

The man rapping in the laundry is played by Method Man, a member of Wu Tang Clan. In Jarmusch's 'Ghost Dog' The RZA, also a member of Wu Tang Clan, has a cameo and he also wrote the score for the film. RZA along with GZA of the Clan also play a role in Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Laura is shown painting designs on her clear shower curtains. When Paterson comes home that day, the shower curtains are white. See more »

Quotes

Japanese Poet: Sometimes an empty page presents more possibilities
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References The Hurricane (1999) See more »

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Written by Killer Mike (as Michael Santigo Render) and El-P
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Poetry can make life easier
3 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

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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