Trees Lounge

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

Drama Comedy
95 min     6.915     1996     USA


Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with the seventeen-year-old niece of his ex-girlfriend. This gets him into serious trouble with her father.


GenerationofSwine wrote:
I grew up in a small town, and, there are a lot of people in this film where you kind of know people a bit like that. It makes it easy to connect with the characters right away, because you've already sort of met them in your day-to-day life and Buscemi did a stellar job of writing them to highlight those qualities that you are going to associate with certain people. And, honestly, that is the biggest draw to the movie. At least for me. It was sort of a "yeah, I know those guys, we already met a couple of times, and, honestly, I never really liked them." And that is fine, because they are still relatable. It's a bit slow, but on the whole, so it might not appeal to Millennials, but for what it is, it's a fantastic film.