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.
and silent film actor, writer and director Sidney Drew.
Her first name, "Drew", was the maiden name of her paternal great-grandmother, Georgie Drew, and her middle name, "Blythe," was the original surname of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather, Maurice.
She endured a troubled youth and continued to act intermittently during the decade.
She starred in the 1985 anthology horror film Cat's Eye, written again by Stephen King.
The film received positive reviews and Barrymore was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress.