Jarmusch gives us a chance to hang for seven days with Paterson as he lies in bed with his woman adore Laura (the talented Iranian performing artist and performer Golshifteh Farahani), a wannabe nation vocalist with a skill for planning cupcakes. Our everyman starts his day by day custom. He scarfs down a bowl of Cheerios, goes for a walk with Laura’s English bulldog Marvin, gets travelers on his transport, spies on their discussions, snatches an after-work brew at the nearby bar.
At that point he returns home to restart the cycle. Nothing momentous, aside from the minutes that Paterson scribbles down a verse motivated by his encounters.