About your first question… yes, I like her, especially her performance in “King of California” as Miranda (the suffered, melancholic, but at the same time happy, and full of hope daughter of Michael Douglas) and in “Down in the Valley” in her role as Tobe (the rebellious young girl who goes for the delusional character played by Edward Norton). She gives that aura of innocence, pain, and strength being just 20, that is going to make her a great actress. Even in “S1M0NE” where she plays the role of Al Pacino’s daughter, she does pretty good.
Specifically, I didn’t see yet the movie “The Life Before Her Eyes”. But I have some expectations about it. When I see it, I let you know.