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Trees Lounge (1996)

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Steve Buscemi, Mark Boone, Jr., more...
Director: Steve Buscemi, Steve Buscemi
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Studio: Live/Artisan
Genre: Independent
Running Time: 94 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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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 Trees Lounge, a local watering hole conveniently located downstairs from his apartment. Eventually Tommy lands some work driving an ice cream truck and becomes acquainted with his ex-girlfriend's 17-year-old niece, Debbie (ChloŽ Sevigny). When they half-heartedly fall into a romance, it's just one more thing for Tommy to be confused about. Buscemi draws upon a rich cast of supporting actors, including Elizabeth Bracco, Anthony LaPaglia, Carol Kane, Debi Mazar, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mimi Rogers. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Did we miss something worth waiting for? by Kenyon October 23, 2002 - 4:45 PM PDT
5 out of 10 members found this review helpful
Of course we all love Buscemi (don't we?) That's why there are so many great people doing cameos. He's paid his dues and now he gets to make his own movie. I guess.

I was watching with a friend and we voted to turn it off after two preliminary "this better get better" discussions. I thought it was a basically depressing film about the kind of people I left my home state (a long time ago) to avoid. We stopped watching and started jumping to different scenes that looked promising (or at least with some possibility of plot movement). Finally turned it off after we find out where the fat tom waits-looking guy gets his money.

Poor treatment of women, way too much drinking by people who've already had too much too often, and its hard to care about a sleazy scammer who isn't even funny.

Tell me - what did we miss?

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