Trees Lounge
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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… 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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