A 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.