I had a lot of interest in "Paterson", but it never played in a theater close enough to me for me to see it. As such, I had to wait until it came to Redbox. I am sort-of glad that I waited.
I generally find myself to be a fan of more experimental or style-driven films. Often, I enjoy seeing what these films have to say. Sadly, I think that this film didn't have as much to say as it could have. What this film has to say is that life is mundane, and people have to see the beauty in the ordinary. This is fine, but the problem is that we get this within the first two days (the plot of the film is organized into seven days). The characters are fine, and the poetry is insightful, but this doesn't fully redeem the mediocre plot of the film. The cinematic techniques in the film are really good. The cinematography is intriguing, and the editing is even better. I loved how they superimposed images or graphics over each other to tell the story. Adam Driver also delivers a great lead performance.
Overall, I didn't think that "Paterson" was that great. It was well-made, but I didn't think that it was as profound as I had hoped.
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: Redbox rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe, but I doubt it.
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