patersonA poetic and unadorned celebration of very little, Paterson is a deeply personal off-beat character study from director Jim Jarmusch (Down By Law, Only Lovers Left Alive) grounded in the everyday.

Bus-driver Paterson (a magnificently low-key Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Llewyn  Davis) simply gets on with his day – rising at 6.10am, snuggling up to his girlfriend for a few minutes before breakfasting on Cheerios. He’s a (bad) poet: she (Golshifteh Farahani – Body of Lies, About Elly) an incessant creator (baking, painting, sewing). After dinner (creative but…. cheese and brussel sprout pie?) Paterson takes the dog for a walk and stops off at a local bar for a beer or two.

And that’s about it. For a week. Yet Paterson is a quietly charming film full of observation and quietude.

Rating: 71%


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