I can't understand why this film has been so largely forgotten, since it does include one of the strongest performances ever turned in by an actor. I'm not suggesting it is without flaws (the WWII associations seem strained and unnecessary, for example), but I thought the screenplay was otherwise consistently clever and focused. From the moment middle-aged Harry is shown groaning his way out of bed to start the day we detect that his proud, prosperous life is unraveling. If you've ever doubted why Kevin Spacey has been compared to Lemmon, then you need to see this movie. Then, watch "American Beauty" again. I noticed so many parallels between their characters as I was viewing this recently -- notably, both men earned Oscar wins for their portrayals. But understand that "Tiger" lacks the dark satire of "Beauty." This is a drama through-and-through with small bits of levity thrown in. This film considers to what lengths a man will go to ensure that he can continue living the life he has, even if he feels disgusted by what he is required to do in order to make that happen. Harry's respite from his daily pressures is that he fantasizes about an alternate reality that might have seen him playing professional baseball instead of struggling to live up to the success of what the outside world expects from the businessman he unscrupulously became instead.