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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Unrated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 18 November 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Bob
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Val
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Jack Bowen
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Baz
Tony Jayawardena ...
Tony
Adam Riches ...
Man with Car
Llewella Gideon ...
Meter Woman
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Local Housing Officer
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Pharmacist
John Henshaw ...
Tube Station Guard
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Hilary
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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.

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,070 (USA) (18 November 2016)

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$35,070 (USA) (18 November 2016)
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One of the reasons Luke Treadaway was cast was because he can play guitar and sing a bit himself. That is his actual voice during the busking scenes. See more »

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James & Bob catch the 38 bus (a real bus route) from his new flat somewhere in Islington, which is in north London, to get to Covent Garden in central London. This is a journey of approximately 2.5 miles in a southerly direction on this route (presumably James gets off around Cambridge Circus and walks the few hundred yards to Covent Garden). The final destination on the front of the bus should therefore read 'Victoria Station' if its is heading south but in the film the front of the bus says the 38 bus terminates at 'Angel Islington' which indicates that the bus is travelling northwards and therefore in completely the wrong direction. See more »

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James Bowen: [from trailer] I'm ready. I've got Bob. He'll look after me.
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On the UK release, the British Board Of Film Censors card preceding the feature reads 'A Streetcar Named Desire' briefly, before being replaced by the appropriate card for the film. This may have been a glitch peculiar to the cinema. See more »

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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Beautiful Monday
Performed by Luke Treadaway
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Some stories truly are worth telling
22 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film connects you with the realities of street life and addiction, but without the excessive angst, despair and high melodrama which is typical of the genre. Because of this the storytelling feels very realistic, very honest. Obviously what distinguishes this story is Bob himself - I'm not a cat fanatic but it is obvious that Bob is a very unique personality. Yet in keeping with the low key feel of the film, they do not overly anthropomorphize Bob himself - he is a cat who has adopted a human, plain and simple.

This film deserves a wider distribution - it is unrated but I would suggest pg13. There is much more to this film that Bob the cat, but you should see the film and reach you own conclusions. If nothing else it may help you think differently, more sympathetically, about street people and street cats.


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