By Leah Rozen
October 27, 1997 12:00 PM

Martha Plimpton, Kevin Anderson

A disturbing film about a lonely woman (Plimpton) who rushes into marriage with a born-again ex-con (Anderson), Eye of God uses a fractured structure to unveil its tragic story. The film opens with cops finding a blood-covered, teenage boy walking dazedly in the woods. Moving about in time, Eye tells us what he saw and how his life became intertwined with those of Plimpton and Anderson in a small Oklahoma town. In this well-acted film, first-time director-writer Tim Blake Nelson raises questions of faith, God’s existence and human behavior, some of which he answers but many of which he purposefully leaves open. (R)