Indie Gems: Paterson

Observe.

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Yes, he's aware of the irony. He leads a quite life that is so routine he literally wakes up at the same time every day without an alarm clock. He loves to write poetry, but he doesn't share it. His wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) is his biggest supporter, but also his polar opposite. She's spontaneous and ever changing. She encourages him to step out of his box.

I love Adam Driver. I love that he's getting so much attention lately as he's a very fine actor and he gives a wonderful, understated performance here. This type of film needs an interesting actor like him. I'm not trying to insult the film itself when I say that nothing happens. This is just a day in the life type film. We see Paterson writing, listening to the other people on the bus talk. (Bonus, the two teenagers talking about anarchy are the leads from Moonrise Kingdom and it's so perfect)

Films like this are tricky because you need the sense that the lead character is going to change, and we get that with Paterson. His future could be bright if he wanted it to be. He would start something grand. 

Grade: B

Watched on: Netflix DVD

Memorable Quote: "If it's for you, it's a love poem." - Paterson (Adam Driver)

14 comments:

  1. Adam Driver and the kids from Moonrise Kingdom?

    Nope.

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    1. Hahaha...Sati's first sentence is EXACTLY why I'm in. Sounds like a lovely flick.

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    2. I love Adam Driver. I'm always here for him. lol

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  2. I really want to see this. It's Jim Jarmusch. The man hasn't made a bad film so far. Well, in my opinion.

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    1. I hope you like it. It's very understated but it works so well.

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  3. Yaaaaaaas I've been waiting so long for you to see this! I struggled to actually write anything about it myself, it's just one of those kind of movies, but I definitely enjoyed it. I'm glad you did too!

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    1. Yes! I'm glad I finally got to see it as well. I love Adam Driver.

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  4. Looks promising, I'm a bit hesitant of it but I sort of like Adam Driver.

    Cool new blog theme btw!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still getting used to it. The preview looked different lol. I hope you enjoy this if you see it!

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  5. I noticed Kara Hayward was in the film. Didn't notice the other one was in it. I liked the movie, thiygh Adam Driver was terrific as Paterson. Peterson's wife, however, ground my gears extensively. She can pay for that bloody gutair out of her own money!

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    1. That really bothered me too. I felt like she kind of just wanted to sit around and be pampered. I'm not even sure what it is she did for a living.

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