Eye of God Movie Review Summary

Actors: Martha Plimpton, Hal Holbrook, Nick Stahl, Kevin Anderson

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EYE OF GOD is a movie written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson in 1997.
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The setting is a small town in the state of Oklahoma. For four years, Aynslee has corresponded with Jack, a prisoner who's been condemned for having molested his girlfriend. Now Jack is out and asks Aynslee to marry him. The young girl, seduced by Jack's tenderness, accepts.

Six months later, the real Jack has surfaced again. He forces his wife to go to church every sunday and forbids her to leave home. When Aynslee becomes pregnant, her first thought is to get an abortion in Oklahoma City because she doesn't love her husband anymore. She decides to leave him but Jack won't let her go so easily.

EYE OF GOD begins like a murder mystery but quickly turns into a fascinating description of the everyday life of a small community of the Midwest.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation    -   abortion Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Midwest Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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