A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Publisher: [United States] :, Cleopatra Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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windchime
Feb 22, 2018

A moving, sweet and wonderful movie with a happy ending. Absolutely worth watching! The main character is a great actor and the cat is brilliant.

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altima08
Jan 23, 2018

Wonderful, for adults

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Ky68RasK
Jan 19, 2018

Young drug addict meets cat, and thereby hangs a tail (yes, pun intended). Wonderful human-interest story. Great acting by Luke Treadaway but the cat steals the show every time he's on. Definitely recommended.

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

Heartwarming and based on a true story, but I'd recommend reading the book first since the movie leaves out quite a few details. Note: this is not a family-friendly movie (the scenes of drug use might be disturbing for young children).

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feralranger
Dec 13, 2017

I saw many good films this year but this one sticks in my mind. It has grit, it has charm, it isn't dumbed down and it has BOB! This is based on a true story about a man (James) who is trying to get clean from a drug addiction. Along comes a feral cat (Bob) who is in need of shelter. James discovers that taking care of Bob's simple needs helps him to be more careful with his life.
The real Bob stars as Bob and it has a fun cameo by the author, James Bowen of the book of the same title.
The film won Best British Film at the U.K. National Film Awards on 29 March 2017.
MEOWIEST!

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movie20
Nov 29, 2017

A very enjoyable movie, based on a true story.

A fun little family film based on the bestselling memoir and its sequel. Not quite a Disney production but it's entertaining and features the real Bob as himself in most of the scenes.

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Barsby
Oct 21, 2017

While some scenes are redundant, you don't seem to mind because Treadway does a smashing job of drawing you into his character's life (as does the actress who plays a neighbor). You just root for them. I too found it a surprisingly engaging film about how people deal with various types of loneliness and despair, as they seek some semblance of normalcy in their lives. Just give it a go.

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wildct2003
Oct 14, 2017

Mostly a story about the human and the cat. Has numerous cat POV shots in the film. Bob plays himself in the film. No subtitles on DVD; had to suffer through some of the accents. Got the gist of the story.

Ultimately heartwarming story of a busker drug addict who's trying to get clean and takes in a very companionable stray cat at a low point when he really needs to reach out and re-engage with life. Presumably not typical of the average addict's experience but a personal tale of this one person's relationships (especially with Bob the cat) that lift him back up. The music is actually pretty good, considering it is written for this film, and Luke Treadaway performs it well and is very engaging (as is Bob, who appears as himself throughout the film). Not for very young children because the addict and drug references can be pretty heavy.

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

daysleeper236 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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sjm101
Sep 06, 2017

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film contains scenes of drug use, overdose and withdrawal. While it's not as intense as Trainspotting, it might not be suitable for young children.

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