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Paterson review
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A good movie

Since I had seen all the movies directed by Jim Jarmusch except for this one, of course, I was really eager to check it out. Well, the thing I enjoyed the most about the damned thing was the fact that Jarmusch gave the viewers barely any hints at all about what he was thinking or what he wanted to achieve with this movie. For example, he gave us a really cute couple who were obviously deeply in love. However, they seemed to have only such meaningless and tedious conversations such as 'Oh dear, you write such great poems, you really should have them published' 'Thanks, honey, and, by the way, your cupcakes are just amazing!'. Were we seriously to envy them? I'm not so sure. Another thing I liked about this movie was the fact, since it was so minimalistic, I started to notice such trivial details like the fact that there was no television, no computer and only 2 very quick moments with a smartphone.  Seriously,  was it really realistic to believe that literally no one would be on their smartphone when they take the bus? But maybe it was more about how Jim Jarmusch sees the world  (I bet you that the guy doesn't have a smartphone). So, it was definitely an intriguing movie but, to be honest, I never thought it was fascinating either. I mean, Paterson was an interesting guy but while his girlfriend was really pretty, she definitely had nothing interesting to tell and I'm not sure if I really cared about their monotonous life. Or maybe the director wanted to show us that everyone has the potential to be a poet, even a bus driver. Anyway, to conclude, even if it didn't really blow me away, it was still a decent directing effort from Jarmusch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in this director. 

Added by johanlefourbe
2 years ago on 26 June 2017 20:28