"Splendid and profound. A masterpiece." -Deadline
"Like many of Jarmusch's best films, this keeps surprising us with its minimal, witty inflections, at once epic and small-scale." -Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Paterson himself is deathly allergic to pretension, and the film inhabits his sensibility. It's 'A Portrait Of The Artist As A Working-Class Stiff,' arguing for the mundane beauty of all our lives." -Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson (Adam Driver) adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield 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 (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.