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Adam Driver delivers a compelling lead performance as a poetic bus driver in Jim Jarmusch's offbeat character study. Unfolding over the course of one week in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, the film centres on happily married Paterson (Adam Driver), who shares his home with his wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) and their dog Marvin. Every day, Paterson follows the same routine: he goes to work early in the morning, listening to passengers' conversations from behind the wheel of his bus. Then he returns home to listen to Laura's latest pipe dream - setting up a cupcake business, playing a guitar - before walking the dog via the local tavern, where he trades witticisms with owner Doc (Barry Shakaba Henley) over a beer or two. In moments of calm, Paterson draws inspiration from his favourite poet, William Carlos Williams, to pen his own handwritten verse in a notebook. Laura urges her husband to publish his writing and he eventually agrees to make copies of his heartfelt musings.