Tree's Lounge ★★½ 1996 (R)
First time director/writer Buscemi takes a look at the downward spiraling life of Tommy Basilio (Buscemi), a workingclass misfit who loses his job and then spends most of his time hanging out at the dreary local bar. He finally winds up driving an ice cream truck, only leading to more trouble when his teenaged helper, Debbie (Sevigny), develops a crush on him—a situation her hotheaded father Jerry (Baldwin) takes exception to. And the irresponsible Tommy is finally forced to realize that his illconcerned actions have consequences. 94m/C VHS, DVD . Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Daniel Baldwin, Elizabeth Bracco, Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Carol Kane, Seymour Cassel, Mark Boone Jr., Eszter Balint, Mimi Rogers, Kevin Corrigan, Samuel L. Jackson; D: Steve Buscemi; W: Steve Buscemi; C: Lisa Rinzler; M: Evan Lurie.