A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

DVD - 2017
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Busker and drug addict James is living hand to mouth in London when he adopts a sickly cat. James names the cat Bob and soon they are inseparable.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Cleopatra Entertainment, 2017
Branch Call Number: 7.914 St
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby digital
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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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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beherenow12
Sep 30, 2017

Even though this might have been a great story, I could not understand the actors because they all had such heavy accents and there was no "closed caption."
I stopped watching after about 10 minutes.

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BridgettM
Sep 24, 2017

I tend to be drawn to dogs and keep my distance from cats, but this movie still managed to warm the cockles of my heart. The film is based on the adult nonfiction book of the same title. It is unrated, is pretty wholesome overall, but does contain references to drug use.

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sjm101
Sep 06, 2017

a lovely story. Lots of laughter and crying. So heartwarming.
Warning: the story line is not for children, in spite of how charming Bob is.

Franln Sep 05, 2017

I love this story! Must be the coolest cat in the world. Even people who don't like cats should get a kick out of this one.

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Mitzi352
Jul 05, 2017

Wonderful book and wonderful movie. Surprised that Bob played himself. Unusual cat but orange cats always seem to be different. SPOILER ALERT - did anybody else notice Bowen buy a signed copy of the book and exclaim something like " it's just like living my life " as he darted out of the shot Ala Hitchcock

LoganLib_JennyI Jun 29, 2017

A beautiful, heartwarming true story with great characters who you love for their flaws and their resilience.
James is a drug addict who has been disowned by his family due to many failed recovery attempts. We meet him at a curve in the road and with small acts of kindness from his community colliding at just the right moments, he is able to change his life.
Bob of course, deserves equal top-billing as James' gorgeous, furry friend. He nails his scenes and his eyes are absolutely hypnotising.
Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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BeausPerson
Jun 28, 2017

I found the story drew me in. Unconditional love helps heal old wounds and helps the lead characters bounce back.

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hazystar
Jun 22, 2017

A heart warming, whimsical movie, worthy of anyone’s viewing time. I actually enjoyed the movie more the second time round than the first time. At first I did not take to the quirky character, Belle played by Ruta Gedmintas, however as her character gradually “unveils” through the movie, I began to realise she takes the "glass half full", eccentrically happy approach to life to “appease” the heartbreak in her past life. Luke Treadaway’s sympathetic portrayal of James was admirable and as for Bob the cat; no “ring in” cat could take “Cruisy” Bob’s place for the busy London scenes in the movie!
The callous scenes where James’s father, Nigel & his wife Hilary & daughters appeared made me “wince”. The story line strayed from the book where James’s stepmother was portrayed in a much more sympathetic light, having more compassion for James than his own father.
Overall a highly recommended “true story” movie with a HAPPY ending and you don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy this one!
I can’t understand why this movie did not appear in the “big name” movie theatres, it’s overall high ratings left the sleazy Fifty shades darker movie for dead, and yet fifty shades saturated the main movie theatres at the same release time as A Street Cat named Bob which sadly, to the loss of the viewing public, was ignored.
The sound track to this movie is worthy of mention too, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music on compact disc much more than listening to the music in the actual movie

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sjm101
Sep 06, 2017

sjm101 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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