I first watched this film as a young person when it came out in 2006. Yes, I enjoyed it then, namely for the humor, wit, and stellar acting. It didn't, however, pack that proverbial punch of a truly brilliant film. 15 years later, I finally see its brilliance. In these intervening 15 years, like many, I've climbed the career ladder, given way to selfish ambition, experienced personal loss as the result of my greed, and needed to do "what was necessary" in order survive and thrive. All of these themes are prevalent in the film. The ending of the movie is what makes it extraordinary: when Miranda--genuinely--smiles at Andy for her strength, resilience, and commitment to HER truth. Some people have opined that Miranda smiled because she saw a younger version of herself in Andy. While that may be partially true, I think it has more to do with the fact that even Miranda--at her age and professional stature--could still be surprised with how an individual who could have seemingly "had it all" chose to forsake it for the sake of self dignity. So, instead of a smile of nostalgia, it was a smile of true admiration, which shifts the entire arc of the film in a brilliant and impactful way.