Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Point (1971)

Narrated by Ringo Starr and scored by Harry Nilsson, it features the voice of Mike Lookinland as Oblio, a kid who was born without a pointy head in a kingdom where everything is required by law to have a point. My first question was "why in the world don't I remember a great name like Lookinland after watching the Brady Bunch (he played Bobby) for so many years?" I guess I didn't pay as much attention to credits back then. Anyway, I found The Point very charming for a while, but once Oblio is banished to The Pointless Forest it starts to feel too much like Yellow Submarine. Still, it's required watching for any fan of Ringo, Bobby Brady or the "Coconut" guy.

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