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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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The third film starring an animal that Roger Spottiswoode has directed. He also directed 'Turner and Hooch' (dog) and 'Midnight Sun' (polar bear). 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 »

Quotes

James Bowen: [Spoken to Bob after Bob chases a mouse back into its hole] You only eat what I give you. Not the neighbors.
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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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Featured in Projector: A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) See more »

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Satellite Moments (Light Up the Sky)
Written by Charlie Fink
Performed by Luke Treadaway
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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I Dare You To Leave The Theatre Unhappy After Watching This Gem.
6 November 2016 | by (Glasgow, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As an avid cat lover I was always going to enjoy this movie. And as a person who myself suffered an addiction, and am in recovery, I totally related to the Lead Character in every way. Whilst dealing with the subject of addiction is a very difficult issue to cover, I thought this movie covered it well. Highlighting the lead character's isolation,, detachment from the outside World and people in general........and the redemption he found by meeting Bob, a wandering cat, who just happened to enter his life.

The touching story line that involved the developing relationship between him and Bob was beautifully told. The cat made him smile again, gave him a reason to live. His social skills with people were not good but with the cat, he became stronger and happier as each day passed.

This was a wonderfully uplifting film I related to on so many levels. Excellent acting, and Bob the cat. was the best of them !


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