Vincent Canby of The New York Times criticized "the fashionable phoniness" of the film, but positively singled out Barrymore for her performance.Barrymore starred in Far from Home (1989), as a teenager who gets stranded with her father in the small town in a remote part of the desert.In 1993, she took on the role of the younger sister of a murdered ballerina in No Place to Hide and starred as a writer followed by what is apparently her evil twin in Doppelganger.
The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety." Barrymore later described this period of her life in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost.
After a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen.
In 1995, she and Nancy Juvonen formed a joint production company, Flower Films, and it went on to produce several films in which Barrymore also starred, such as Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001) and her directorial debut Whip It! Barrymore won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Grey Gardens (2009).
She currently stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2017).
After her film debut with a small role in Altered States (1980), she played Gertie in E. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg.
He felt that she had the right imagination for her role after she impressed him with a story that she led a punk rock band.
Barrymore's professional career began at eleven months, when she auditioned for a dog food commercial.
She was nipped by her canine costar, to which she merely laughed and was hired for the job.
She made her breakout role in Steven Spielberg's film E. Barrymore appeared in a string of successful films, including Poison Ivy (1992), Scream (1996), and Ever After (1998).