Trees Lounge
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Actor Steve Buscemi headlines and makes his directorial debut in this gritty tale of a 31-year-old alcoholic loser set in a Long Island blue-collar village. The loser is Tommy, a chronic underachiever who lives above (and spends most of his time drinking in) the Trees Lounge, a local watering hole where nothing ever really changes. Like the bar, Tommy's life is in neutral. He was a mechanic but lost his job after he was caught with $1,500 out of the garage till. He claims that he was just taking out a 'loan,' but his boss, and also his best friend, Rob disbelieves him. Rob may not… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An engaging character study."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"at least Buscemi doesn't let the self-pity get too thick"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Not nearly as interesting as Buscemi's body of work in front of the camera."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Better-than-solid directorial debut from Buscemi."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"a hard-nosed downer of a bender"
‑ Eric Melin,
"Buscemi does a fine job directing this sad, realistic, sometimes humorous look into the life of an alcoholic."
‑ Larry Carroll,
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