Her performance was well received among critics; wrote: "This is the first time in which Tyler's acting is a match for her beauty (she's always been a bit forlorn).Altman helps her find some snap, but a relaxed, silly snap, as in the cartoon sound she makes when she takes a midday swig of bourbon.
The film received generally mixed reviews, but Tyler's performance was regarded favorably by the critics. At times sweetly awkward, at others composed and serene, the actress appears to respond effortlessly and intuitively to the camera, creating a rich sense of what Lucy is about that often is not explicit in the dialogue." The film was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, who chose Tyler for the role after meeting with a number of young girls in Los Angeles, including Tyler's music video co-star Alicia Silverstone.
After her film debut Silent Fall (1994), she appeared in supporting roles in Empire Records (1995), Heavy (1996) and That Thing You Do! Tyler later achieved critical recognition in the leading role in Bernardo Bertolucci's drama film Stealing Beauty (1996), playing a teenage girl visiting her deceased mother's artist friends in Italy.
She followed this with supporting roles in films, including Inventing the Abbotts (1997) and Robert Altman's black comedy Cookie's Fortune (1999).
Since learning the truth about her paternity, Liv and Steven have developed a close relationship.
They also have worked together professionally, once when she appeared in Aerosmith's music video for "Crazy" in 1993, and again when Aerosmith performed many of the songs in the film Armageddon (1998) in which Tyler starred.
But at one point, after a take, I just started to cry and cry.