She's the Man will always be a firm favourite of mine. I came across it as a teenager and have never looked back. To this day if anyone asks me what my favourite film is, it will always be up there. It's silly, it's self-deprecating and it's hilarious. It doesn't take itself too seriously and yet it's witty as a hell. In my opinion? A winning combination.
'I had a long time to consider the value of memory, and the idea that just because something doesn’t last forever, doesn’t mean its worth is diminished. Maybe it was just easier on the soul than mourning what might have been – the life unlived. I chose to believe in memory. I chose to believe in her. I chose to believe that the bond was never broken and that we carried each other in our hearts'
Paterson is about stillness. Stillness and the ordinary. If you want guns blazing, fights and drama - you ain't gonna find it here. If you want the sheer magic of watching someone go about their daily life, stop by. With Adam Driver in the driving seat (quite literally), you aren't gonna be disappointed.
When I say this is one of my favourite films, my friends always think it's a bit rogue. But I love it. The sun, the setting and the drama. But especially the sun and the romance between Bryan and Elisabeth. Watch it through to the end. It's wonderful. And it houses some of my favourite film quotes of all time.