So titled, after a TV appeal that's shown as Jack Lemmon's life falls apart about him, this intense drama belongs to an age when Americans were finding that their middle-classed, incomed lives weren't quite running as sweetly as they should, where afflictions were created, or caused, or both, by too much choice, too little time and too much angst (amongst others, of course).
Sky Movies had this showing recently and I watched it twice. Lemmon is always engaging and believable, if not always likeable, but we can always see why he does the things we don't like and because of this, we really do root for him. Yes, he talks a lot and some of it is small-talk that doesn't really add to the story but does add up to his character's characterization, which is important.
In a well-rounded script, that verges into some really quite dark territory (even now, let alone 'then'), hence the '15' certificate, Stephen Shagen includes some other interesting folk that make up Harry Stoner's (Lemmon) life as fashion manufacturer finding his business outsourcing (yes, back then!) and this insecurity, both financial and emotional, creating frictions with both his wife and business partner, played by an instantly likeable Phil Green.
Yes, Save the Tiger is rather dated now and very expensive to buy (it seems) on DVD. For lovers and respecters of Jack Lemmon and who appreciate good acting - and not just by him - and a good, solid psychological drama that still has so many resonances today, do catch it as and where you can, in whatever format that may be.