A beguiling low-key drama from cinema's original hipster, Jim Jarmusch ('The Dead Don't Die').
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 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.
The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
★★★★★ "Delightfully unironic" Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Truly special – a breath-catching lesson in aloneness, but one that’s fond of good company, too" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph