There is no twist, no thrill in the movie ‘Paterson‘. So if you are doubting- you better skip this one. You only love this cinema if you love poetry, art, or life. It is a great movie of the ordinary kind!
The funny part is that the movie has no story. The storyline is nothing but a flowing river. ‘Paterson’ is a lyrical movie that favors the heart than the head. It is a calm, heartwarming movie that makes us appreciate little things in our daily life.
‘Paterson’ movie is a simplistic tale of a week from life. Our protagonist is Paterson- a bus driver and a poet. He follows the same routine every day. He goes around the city in his bus- observes and listens to part of conversations of passengers.
We assume there will be many happy romantic things in a romantic movie as well as a lot of sadness. But there is no romance, no separation. Is that even a romantic movie?
In the morning, one of them is opening a book of poems in the kitchen and reciting verses. The girl is making breakfast by saying “It’s good, hmm beautiful, but the previous one was great”.
Isn’t this kind of morning we all fantasy?
A Fraction of Daily life
Considering the plot, it’s totally anti-Hollywood film directed by Jim Jarmusch. Just like our everyday life, not too much happens. It’s only a fraction of our life.
The main strong point of this film is its simplicity, calmness. And yes of course the wonderful prose and poems of Paterson.
‘Love Poem’ is the first poem of ‘Paterson’ movie. There are also a couple of elegant green poems planted throughout the film. If you need a quiet place for your own, ‘Paterson’ can be your movie too. Let’s celebrate the innocence of life.
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