Jim Jarmusch's Cannes-rewarded drama Paterson is about a driver both called Paterson and who drives a bus in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, he drives his daily route during which he observes the city as it passes by the windshield. He is listening to fragments of passenger conversations, writes poetry in a notebook, takes the English bulldog Marvin for walks, he stops at the same bar and drinks exactly one beer, he goes home to his wife Laura. Laura's life is the opposite, she has new dreams every day. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her constant flow of new ideas and she encourages his creation of poetry. If it were not for Marvin, their lives would still amble on. Mattias Oscarsson in Sydsvenskan feels that "we are so used to seeing American films driven by strong conflicts and violence, Paterson becomes almost an exotic experience, a meditative and melancholic tribute to everyday life."