True poetry in motion. One of the most peaceful and relaxing films I've ever seen. The situations are as mundane as the one we live out on our everyday life, but Jarmusch makes them all somehow riveting. Adam Driver's performance is absolutely stellar as is Farahani's
I have a couple of major bones to pick (namely the quasi manic pixie dreamwife and the lazily whimsical conversation at the bench) and the fact that I don't like poems. But Jarmusch (directing, writing and scoring) and Driver (...driving?) more than make up for it. Paterson is the soul food you didn't even know you needed.
I found it a bit too boring and awkward, especially the conversations between Paterson and his wife. I'm not too fond of Jarmusch's films when they have a repetitive structure, I suppose. Appreciating the small moments of our everyday lives sounds good, but if it doesn't have flesh and blood, then it feels kind of strained.