|Green, NY Times, after the Atlantic, 12/8/21:
"As its star demands, too. I wish Clark had a bigger solo in the penultimate scene; we have by that time earned the right to a major statement from a performer capable of delivering it."
Was "Before I Go" not in its current (full, emotionally satisfying) form at the Atlantic? I found it most persuasive, and Clark rips out hearts out without pushing to do so. Restraint is one stellar aspect of her performance worth noting. It's sentimentality-free, in every way human-sized, never settling for mere eccentricity in placing a 90s adolescent in a postmillennial boomer's body.