What Robin Williams was to "Mrs. Doubtfire"
Will Smith is to "Hitch"
I know, at the point of release, the "female being looked down up on in the workplace" was new and refreshing to cinema goers and therefore warranted the "on the nose" shot choice etc. as we are constantly placed in Clarice's POV as she is judged by her male co-workers.
However, I don't feel that it has aged well due to the over abundance of "feminist movies" in recent years. Therefore, a modern audience desire a more subtle approach to this specific social commentary...
A suprisingly excellent example of "chekhov's gun": the principle that every element in a story is relevant and will come into play eventually.
This came as a surprise to me because 1. it is a "kid's movie" which often lack great writing and 2. Because I thought they must have been very rushed to make a sequel to the popular first instalment but I can happily say, it is clear to me that they took their time to make sure it was just right.