- 1 hr 35 min
The writing and directorial debut of Boardwalk Empire actor Steve Buscemi, Trees Lounge tells the story of an alcoholic, out of work mechanic, Tommy Basilio, over a few traumatic days. Tommy has lost his job as a mechanic after stealing money from his former boss to fund his drinking and now spends his days drinking with the regulars in the Trees Lounge bar. Tommy is unhappy as his former girlfriend, Theresa, who is pregnant, has now begun a relationship with Tommy's former boss. After failing to find work through the regular customers in the Trees Lounge bar, Tommy discovers his uncle has died and he has inherited his ice cream truck. Despite some early struggles selling ice cream, Tommy turns the truck into a small success and employs a friend's daughter, Debbie, to accompany him on his travels. Debbie is flirtatious and quickly becomes a fixture in Tommy's difficult life, much to the annoyance of her family.