One of the great unanswered questions of the Star Wars franchise is finally addressed in this prequel. Fifteen years after he's drafted to help develop the Death Star superweapon for the Galactic Empire, scientist Galen Erso (Mikkelsen) sends a secret message to his daughter, Jyn (Jones), describing a structural flaw that he's secretly built into the Death Star's design. With a rebel captain (Luna), a former Imperial pilot (Ahmed), a pair of Force-worshipping warriors (Yen and Jiang) and a reprogrammed Imperial droid (Tudyk) to help her, Jyn must infiltrate one of the Empire's most secure facilities to steal the Death Star's schematics and get them into the hands of the Rebel Alliance before the Empire can finish its construction and bring its terrifying power to bear.
When technology firm Zenotek's quarterly numbers don't meet expectations, interim CEO Carol Vanstone (Aniston) feels she must take drastic measures in order to fix the bottom line, and plans to close the Chicago branch and cancel the company's annual Christmas party. Chief technical officer Josh (Bateman) and Chicago branch manager Clay (Miller) meet with a wealthy investor (Vance), who is interested in helping out Zenotek but is concerned by the rumours he's heard about the company not caring about its people. Behind Carol's back, Clay plans their office's biggest Christmas party ever, and invites the investor in an effort to convince him that Zenotek treats its employees well and is deserving of his investment. However, the party quickly gets out of hand.
Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, N.J., with a loving wife (Farahani), a happy dog and a favourite bar. Every day plays out pretty much the same for Paterson, but during his down time, he writes poems in a notebook that he takes with him everywhere he goes. His wife loves his poetry, and after a long time urging him to do so, he finally agrees to get copies made of his works.