DVD - 2016
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Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing.
Publisher: Toronto :, Mongrel Media,, 2016
Branch Call Number: PAT
Characteristics: 1 dvd (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Jul 12, 2018

This offbeat project is actually very engaging, bringing droll humor and sweet-hearted feeling to its low-key affirmation of ordinary life.
It simply amazes me looking at some of the pans of this movie, how dead some people are to the simple pleasures and joys that life can offer ( like poetry ). I guess they are the true ' walking dead '.

Jul 05, 2018

A masterpiece. A great observation of daily life.

Jun 04, 2018

Agree with those who say this is a mundane and truly boring movie. I fell asleep repeatedly and couldn't figure out why it would last 2 hrs!? I kept waiting for something to happen and eventually I had to turn it off since nothing materialized. I like character development but the two main characters delivered their lines as if they were acting and there wasn't anything particularly interesting about the characters.

JCLIanH May 21, 2018

A quiet and infinitely lovely film from the master of understatement, Jim Jarmusch.

Apr 28, 2018

Surely one of the dullest stories ever filmed: a week in the life of a man whose days are so monotonous and unemotionally deadpan that changing his brand of matches stands as a highlight. He tediously documents trivial events and observations with poetry, but his poetry is truly boring. And, the fleeting wisps of irony injected into the story are too few and far between to be chuckle-worthy. If the poetry had ever risen above meaningless, then Jarmusch might have had a story to tell.

Mar 17, 2018

A week in the life of some ordinary people - slow, dull, monotonous. The wife and the bartender were the only ones who showed any energy or life. Not worth watching a second time.

Feb 24, 2018

If you have a choice between watching this movie or paint dry, choose the latter. Movies should provide escapism, at the least. Who wants to spend 2 hours in someone's enervating world? What a bore, including his poetry.

Feb 17, 2018

Simple, charming, makes you feel good movie.

Feb 11, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Jan 29, 2018

The busyness of average; the conflict in perceived mundane; a litmus test for lives lived over wrought. I enjoyed getting a feel for a different kind of engagement in life - a boss with family and money troubles, a wife looking for a calling and listening to everything for it, a quiet solitary beer until it isn't - life isn't just a common name's bad joke. It's more under the surface.

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Jul 02, 2017

Pages of quotes in IMDb. These from Japanese poet among the best in mho:

My poetry only in Japanese. No translation. Poetry in translations is like taking a shower with a raincoat on. ... Sometimes an empty page presents more possibilities.
This one on the very talented bulldog is not in IMDb yet:

Hey, yo! Yo my man, lemme holla at you a minute. Hey yo, that's a English Bulldog, right?
-Uh... yeah.
Yo I told you man, them dogs are poppin' right now. Yah that dog mad expensive, right?
-Yeah, well... expensive to feed.
Yeah, this guy yo... No, I feel ya though, but man, dog like that get jacked.
Ya know what I mean? Like dog-jacked my G. Ya feel me? Ya'll look on that?
-Dog-jacked... Well it gives me somethin' to look forward to then I guess.
Aight money... Hey yo, be safe out here, aight? And cuff that dog, it's real out here bruh.
-Alright. I'm gonna go cuff ya Marvin.
Okay Marvin, don't get dog-jacked.

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