#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 result of how certain other routines associated to him manifest themselves, such as what drama will occur in the relationship of Marie and Everett who are always at the bar together despite her always saying that they are no longer together, or in what form Laura’s unique and distinctive design sense will affect Paterson’s life directly or indirectly. Paterson’s keen observances of what happens around him are largely the bases for the poems he writes, he constantly thinking of these and writing them in his secret notebook whenever he has a spare moment during his day. He is influenced by among others Paterson natives such as William Carlos Williams and his epic poem “Paterson”. Paterson’s writing are largely for himself, although Laura would like him to share more with her and the rest of the world. Something that happens to Paterson this week has the potential to knock his routinized world into a tailspin.
Plot: A week in the life of Paterson, a poet bus driver, and his wife Laura, a very creative artist, who live in Paterson, New Jersey, hometown of many famous poets and artists.
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Jim Jarmusch’s 2016 film PATERSON is a study of everyday life in a small American city. Its title refers on one hand to its setting of Paterson, New Jersey, much less known abroad than other towns in the state but a surprising number of prominent Americans hailed from there and it was eulogized in an epic-length work by the poet William Carlos Williams. On the other hand, Paterson is coincidentally the last name of our protagonist, a thirty-something bus driver played by Adam Driver.
The film is a day-by-day account of one week in Paterson’s life and in fact each day is rather the same: Paterson wakes up, kisses his wife (played by Golshifteh Farahani), goes to work driving the bus, comes home, eats dinner with his wife, takes the dog for a walk, and has a beer at the local bar. Yet Paterson also has an unusual hobby: for some time he has written poetry during each day’s lunch break, and he has filled a small notebook with poems that his wife calls wonderful, but which he has never shown to anyone else.
There is a plot to Paterson, that is, an increasing of tension and a sudden and jarring climax, but overall Jarmusch is not aiming for any grand and intricate storytelling here. Instead, he is intentionally trying to capture the quiet music of one ordinary person’s existence. Or should I say, two ordinary people’s existence, for the film sympathetically captures this couple’s marriage. Their relationship is a simple, uncomplicated one of trust and mutual understanding. Paterson is extremely fortunate to have this, as events around him show. (The script is by Sara Driver, Jarmusch’s partner of decades, and one might see the film as a hymn to their own special relationship.) Many viewers are likely to find this heartwarming, while other viewers in more fraught marriages might burn with jealousy at Paterson and his wife’s incredible harmony.
Those familiar with Jarmusch’s earlier work know that he has always liked to show a great deal of urban blight before the camera, such as vacant lots overgrown with weeds and graffitied walls. For Jarmusch, these backdrops supposedly served as a counterweight to the typical Hollywood depictions of the USA as all glitz, and it helped to underscore the bohemian qualities of his characters. Yet this blight surprisingly absent here. Paterson, New Jersey is instead shown as a clean and fairly prosperous town. Its residents, regardless of socioeconomic status or race, are depicted as rather content people.
In fact, at regular points in the film Jarmusch depicts interactions between whites and African-Americans or between gays and straights as if celebrating our new modern era when all those old divisions don’t matter any more. This is definitely the most optimistic film that Jarmusch has ever shot, but this utopian vision does come across as a little heavy-handed and one feels that Jarmusch is overlooking pressing social issues that continue to hold many people back. Watching this film, I couldn’t help but protest that this gentrified setting is not all of America, just a privileged few.
Still, in spite of the film’s flaws, the depiction of married life and the way that poetry is worked into the story is very moving, and I do feel this is worth watching, at least for established Jarmusch fans or those comfortable with indie cinema.
**A week with a bus driver, a part time poet.**
The time Jim Jarmusch has struck back. He does not make films often, but those he makes are not easily forgettable. I don’t think people hate his films, especially the grown ups. They know how hard the real life is and contents this filmmaker use for his flicks are not much different. But the thing is, in his style, adding a slight fun, romantic, poetic, all together works so well. I still remember how I become his fan after watching ‘Stranger Than Paradise’.
As usual, he wrote the story for this film. Even if he had to borrow from another source, the screenplay is generally his. For this film, it was original and that’s what worked out awesomely. But he had to borrow some poems from his favourite poet, Ron Padgett. A great team work, because when their work came together, the film became a masterpiece. It was nothing less than any literature, for sure. Definitely this film should turn into a book. The readers deserve their own imagination of this tale.
This is the story of a man’s life in a week’s time. Starts from Monday and ends on next Monday. So, his name’s Paterson, a bus driver from the city of Paterson. A happily married man, and love his profession. In the meantime, he’s a poet. He has kept a book where he writes his poems, especially during his lunch time, even in the small breaks when he gets. His mind’s always filled with thoughts. Chanting words, verses.
His inspirations are the places he goes through his bus and the strangers who ride in his bus. Their each others conversation about their lives and experiences is his motivation. His wife is an interesting character too. Sadly, she was not focused as much as he was. Though there are enough scenes to enjoy the role. But I think she deserves her solo film, from another angle, about her life, her hobby which her husband backs.
It’s a simple, normal life. Without much trouble, a peaceful life the most people would ask for. The film is not everything about him. But he’s the centre of the story. When other, one time characters enter the screen. It’s because of his presence around them. Hence some interesting facts revealed. Just like our life when we ride a public transport where we come in to contact with many passengers coming and going in different stops. But all the above, what they talk, which we, everybody in the bus listen without hesitation. Paterson is a person who learns every day out of that.
> ❝Poetry in translation is like taking a shower with a raincoat on.❞
His other activity is walking his dog out at every night. It’s an opportunity for him to mix with some friends at the pub he had made with frequent visits. The place which has its own story as the film progresses. So all these stuffs keeps repeating every day like what we call a mechanical life. But Paterson is neither enjoying it nor depressed over. He usually does best out of the given time and place. The difference is, not every day are same. Even a slight change in order of activity brings a new thing in. His wife insists him to publish his works. But the narration strikes with an unexpected twist before the end.
I have said many times when I liked the films I have watched that they are so poetic. But it’s very rare to find a film from top to bottom being very poetic. Recently I saw one, in fact, two from Japan known as ‘Little Forest’ duology. And now this one. Particularly if you love poetry or if you are yourself a poet, then this is a must see. Surely you would love it. As well as a good film to gift to any such person you know in your life. Believe me, this film is like a wine bottle. As it gets older, it will turn the best. I have already changed my stance twice and rated better every time. I consider it is a bit low rated right now. But only time will answer to that.
For me, it is the director’s top 3 films. I have seen Adam Driver in many films, he’s not considered a solo lead actor, because of marketing purpose. But he’s really good which proved in this flick. So it is his best performance I have seen so far. He really took the driving classes to learn drive the bus to perfect his character. That’s the dedication the creator of the film expects from his cast. How much I loved it means, I’m eager for a sequel, despite knowing this kind of films are one-off. Otherwise, I’ll be happy if the director and him join the hands once more time for a new project.
Very slow moving tale. But not a boring film. If I had watched it when I was a teenager, I don’t think I would have felt similarly. From middle aged people to the older ones, they are the target audience. In order to see and feel what this film reveals, one must have experience in real life. Hence, not all the youngsters, particularly the teenagers would thumb up. In my world, this kind of films is the Oscar worthy. I would have surely nominated the film, as well as the director and the lead actor. So by now you would have learnt what my final word could be. Recommended!
It Is Simple
I decided to watch this film because of two friends who claimed they did not understand what is happening and that they did not know how to watch a movie. I saw the and the answer is simple. In fact, the answer is in the movie itself!
If you are a fan of William Carlos Williams or a fan of Archibald McLeish (both poets), then the answer is throughout the film. Unlike many of today’s films, this one celebrates the essence of a film by just being a film. McLeish offers an answer in his poem, “Ars Poetica” where he asserts a poem does not “mean,” it simply is.
Williams also offers an answer in his works: there is an inherent value in the the “thingness of things” whether it is the bowl of plums reference in this film or in the red wheelbarrow.
What Jarmush has given us is an excellent example of what these two poets told us years ago: there is value in the small and simple things of life. That is all this film is about and we are told, point blank, at the end of the movie: the Japanese poet asks Paterson if he, too, is a poet. Paterson says, no; he is only a bus driver. The Japanese poet says, “This could be a poem by William Carlos Williams.”
And, indeed, that is what we have just seen.
Shocking plot spoiler!
Please carefully note the spoiler warning, because you’re in for an absolute shock! I am about to reveal the entire plot.
OK here it comes!
Nothing. Nothing happens. Absolutely nothing.
Throughout the movie I kept encouraging my co-viewers “No, let’s not switch it off, something will happen now, they are still setting up the routine to then break it. Something interesting will happen now!”
But it doesn’t. Nothing happens.
At the last scene I was hoping that the guy would wake up at a different time than the previous 7 days. That’s the level of surprise and adventure I was hoping for. He didn’t. He woke up same time. The End.
I registered this IMDb account after reading IMDb for at least a decade specifically to write this review.
Probably you are not going to read this review before watching the movie given the spoiler alert, which means you have now also already watched it and reading this review to get sympathy. I’m sorry for you mate. Really. Peace.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Jim Jarmusch
Writer Jim Jarmusch, William Carlos Williams (poem), Ron Padgett (poems)
Actors Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie, Rizwan Manji
Country France, Germany, USA
Awards 10 wins & 43 nominations.
Production Company Inkjet, Le Pacte
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Variable Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa Studio, Zeiss Variable Prime Lenses
Laboratory Harbor Picture Company, New York (NY), USA (dailies) (digital intermediate), Labodigital (35mm filmout lab)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (2K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema