Trees Lounge (1996)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 5
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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1
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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 6,396
Character actor Steve Buscemi made his debut as a writer and director with this seriocomic tale of a guy who is going through something but doesn't know just what it is. Tommy is a 31-year-old auto mechanic who lost his last job after "borrowing" 1,500 dollars from the cash register and heading to Atlantic City, where he wasted no time losing it all at the tables. The fact that he can't get his own car to run isn't impressing any prospective employers, so Tommy spends much of his time at the
Oct 11, 1996 Wide
Feb 9, 1999
Live Home Video
Mark Boone Jr.
Samuel L. Jackson
Irma St. Paule
Io Tillett Wright
Larry Guillard Jr.
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An impressive feature debut from indie icon Buscemi, a serio-comedy and character study of a barfly (played by Buscemi) and the entourage that frequents the same working bar day after day; John Cassavetes would have been proud of this film.
Not nearly as interesting as Buscemi's body of work in front of the camera.
Better-than-solid directorial debut from Buscemi.
Buscemi does a fine job directing this sad, realistic, sometimes humorous look into the life of an alcoholic.
Audience Reviews for Trees Lounge
- Tommy: Everybody's fucked up. But nobody wants anyone else to know they're fucked up. But everyone already knows they are anyway.
- Tommy: You're an asshole. You're even a bigger asshole than me, and if you don't know it then you're an even bigger asshole than THAT.
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