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Trees Lounge (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 October 1996 (USA)
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

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Things aren't going so well for Tommy Basilio. He lost his job because he "borrowed" money from the register, his girlfriend left him for his boss and is now pregnant, and he can't find work because of the incident. His life revolves around the Trees Lounge, a neighborhood bar over which he lives, full of the colorful eccentrics one finds in such places, like the estranged husband, or the old boozer drinking himself to death. He drunkenly wanders through his life, still in love with his ex, desperate for some sort of meaning beyond the bar, some sort of meaning to his life. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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A story about one man's search... for who knows what

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Rated R for plentiful strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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$39,830 (USA) (11 October 1996)

Gross:

$673,269 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Steve Buscemi's brother Michael Buscemi and son Lucian Buscemi appear in the film. Buscemi's father also appears as well although he is only in the background. See more »

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During the opening credits, an old man at the bar orders a large glass of liquor, filled with ice. In the next shot, there's no ice in the glass. However, this is a deliberate technique by the director to indicate the passing of time at Trees Lounge. See more »

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Tommy: He saved my life once.
Debbie: What, he was gonna kill you but he changed his mind?
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
Written by Doris Fisher & Allan Roberts
Performed by Brenda Lee
Published by Doris Fisher Music/Starstreet J.V. and Allan Roberts Music/Music Sales
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Great Film
4 December 2005 | by (West Mids - Inglaterra) – See all my reviews

Just happened upon this channel hopping In the early hours saw Steve Buscemi and wondered what's going on here? Not a lot as It seemed but that's not the point. Just sit back - preferably with a lager and allow Tree's Lounge to charm your trousers off.

Wonderfully subdued comedy showing that Buscemi Is not only a cult anti hero on screen but that he has much promise as a director. The characters stand out as they can be related to - everyone will recognise the Bill type regular permanently attached to the counter. Mark Boone's wife also as a seriously difficult woman who hasn't a clue what she really wants, stereotypically so. Tommy yes, Is a manchild aimlessly squandering his life away, for sure It Isn't a good role model to aspire to approaching middle age but hey that's his perogative.

This Is Steve's film and he's got charisma by the barrow full to make Tree's Lounge a real treat. That trick with the glasses will work once

  • provided your not too hammered practising. But It's Uncle Al who gets


the best lines - "he loves your mothers", his excuse for his lecherous behaviour on the couch will bail a lot of people out of a lot of trouble.

This film Is very hard to track down, 90% of video shops I went to hadn't even heard of It and It's been on terrestrial Tele twice - once a week late- the reward Is well worth the effort.


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