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] : Mvd Music Video Distributors, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: BLU Stree
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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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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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sjm101
Sep 06, 2017

sjm101 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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