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Paterson (2016)

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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

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Storyline

Exactly one week in the life of a young man named Paterson of Paterson, New Jersey is presented. He lives an extremely regimented and routinized life, that routine perhaps most vividly displayed by the fact that he is able to wake up at exactly the same time every day without an alarm. That life includes eating Cheerios for breakfast, walking to work carrying his brown bag lunch packed in his lunch pail by his wife Laura, having a casual chat with his colleague Donny before he begins his shift driving the #23 Paterson bus for the local public transit company, walking home where he straightens out the exterior mailbox which somehow during the day gets knocked crooked, eating dinner with Laura and listening to her goings-on of the day, taking Laura's English bulldog Marvin - who he would admit to himself he doesn't much like - out for a walk to his neighborhood bar where he has one and only one beer before walking home with Marvin. There are day to day variations which are often the ... Written by Huggo

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If you ever left me I'd tear my heart out and never put it back

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$71,438 (USA) (6 January 2017)

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$2,141,423 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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Some of the books visible in Paterson's basement are "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau, "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara, "Paterson" and "The Collected Earlier Poems" by William Carlos Williams, "The Fall" by Albert Camus, "The Walk" by Robert Walser, "Double Indemnity" by James M. Cain, "Bambi" by Felix Salten, "Alone and Not Alone" and "Great Balls of Fire" by Ron Padgett, "The Collected Poems" by Wallace Stevens, "On the Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988" by Kenneth Koch, "The Call of the Wild/White Fang" by Jack London, "Collected Poems, 1956-1987" by John Ashbery, "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" by Sy Montgomery, "In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet's Portable Workshop" by Steve Kowit, "Selected Prose and Poetry" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Save the Last Dance for Satan" by Nick Tosches, "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster, "I Fought the Law: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller" by Miriam Linna & Randell Fuller, "Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005" by Luc Sante, "Gone Man Squared" by Royston Ellis, "This Planet is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra" and "Prophetika Book One" by Sun Ra, "The Baltimore Atrocities" by John Dermot Woods, "Sweets and Other Stories" by Andre Williams, "Benzedrine Highway" by Charles Plymell, "I Remember" and "The Nancy Book" by Joe Brainard, "Monk" by Laurent de Wilde, "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East" by Scott Anderson, "Consider the Lobster and Other Essays" and "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace, "The Flowers of Evil" by Charles Baudelaire, and "Up Above the World" by Paul Bowles. See more »

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After Paterson has come home on the first Monday, there is a shot of Laura adjusting the curtains she had just decorated. She then walks into the kitchen. There's a shot of Paterson sitting down on the couch, and the very next shot is her back at the curtains, this time admiring them. She would've had to be very fast to get all the way back to the curtains in time. See more »

Quotes

Everett: Without love what reason is there for anything?
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Featured in Film 2017: Episode #45.11 (2016) See more »

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Trespasser
Written by Arthur Lane
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Needlessly slow, lifeless
18 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish someone had warned me about how painfully slow and quiet this wretch of a movie is before I decided to see it in the theater. I can appreciate that the filmmaker was trying to be artistic, but so much of the film relied on images of people sleeping or sitting or on the never- ending rambling of awful poetry being recited, and those long, uneventful moments made for an extremely tense and awkward movie theater experience. Sitting in the cramped quiet listening to my neighbors cough and praying for some on screen action made for a very regrettable two hours of my life, and effectively killed any meaning this story might have been trying to provoke. The characters in the film were likable enough, but the majority of comic relief came from spontaneous shots of the family's dog being adorable. By the end of the movie, I wanted to punch each of the characters in the face, except for Jared Gilman's, who is far too talented to be relinquished to an unnamed part in a lifeless film. If you have to see this movie, rent it On Demand and have it playing in the background while you do something more productive.


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