I just really love this movie. I've watched it twice now since I bought it. If you are looking for fast paced action look elsewhere. This story is about finding beauty and meaning in everyday life through the eyes of Paterson. Paterson is a bus driver who loves poetry and writes down his own compositions in his treasured notebook.
While watching it I was transported back to a sadly forgotten time when life was less about technology (even though the story is set in modern day) Paterson drives his bus, observes his life and surroundings comes home to his wife, who is quirky and creative herself but in different ways. She gives him the creative space he needs and is supportive of him as he is of her even though she can be a bit impulsive with some of her ideas.
The film is beautifully shot and acted. Adam driver gives a really wonderful performance as a bus driving poet as he interacts with the world and people around him. Dedication to getting things right the actor even went on a 3 month course to learn how to drive a bus to give it more authenticity.
The film itself is as wonderfully crafted as a beautiful poem.
Love this film. Saw it in the cinema and had to watch it again at home with family for an Easter treat.
A loving couple, the guy doing a humdrum job in a humdrum town but then there's all the references to poetry and culture (and black and white cupcakes). Funny moments, a brilliant dog, and all the goings-on at the local bar. It's down-to-earth, fun, human, and there's no smut!
Totally sublime. A quietly melancholy but utterly gorgeous and absorbing meditation on finding contentment and acceptance in life's small moments, the familiar and routine; all heightened with a slightly magical uplift that other hands might have overplayed, but which Jarmusch weaves in with great deftness. The cinematography beautifully follows the arc of the working day in early autumn, underpinning the mood perfectly. Performances are excellent, Adam Driver outstanding. Two hours where the noise is shut out. Very rewarding.
It's quite a nice movie, with a slow and gentle pace. I had forgotten that nothing really happens in Jim Jarmusch films, as his movies tend to revolve around a "slice of life" scenario. It's an OK movie
The kind of film that makes you fall in love. With performance, with locations, with language, with the beauty of the little things that might usually go unnoticed daily. Great performances. A really warm, lovely film. So glad I watched it.
I loved its utter beautiful simplicity. When you live in a world thats all about the next experience, the next trip, the next high it was so beautiful to see two people so weirdly happy and in love and content with their mundane existence. Mesmerising.