A little thin for what I think they were trying to do, but still fairly original in some aspects: Ndugu’s relationship was good.
A man who realizes his life was/is fairly empty and is winding down to even less. He doesn’t know how unhappy he really is until he’s faced w/ it.
He has made no difference in his life and no one values him or what he’s leaving behind.
He shares his life w/ an “off-screen” character and in his honesty makes the only meaningful connection in his (current) life.
It was well told and not too ambitious, but they took a long, slow road to get there.
Side note: Second movie in a row w/ Hope Davis (“American Splendor”).