A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

DVD - 2017
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Based on the International Best Selling Book, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is a moving and uplifting feel-good true story. When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him againches But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.
Publisher: Pottstown, PA :, MVD Visual,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE STRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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JILLYJELLY
Mar 19, 2018

Meh. This was okay, was expecting a bit more.

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donkeyhote
Mar 19, 2018

This is a very nice, humane and true story of love and friendship between a lonely man and a lonely animal. On Youtube James Bowen said this about their friendship: "A lone man and a lone animal find each other and heal each other." And on Youtube I saw the house Bob "bought James". It's a lonely house in a clearing beside a side road. James spent 15 years of his young life as a street musician and a seller of the Big Issue magazine of the poor, and in his books he tells that beside many nice people many other people hurt him with rude remarks, which really hurt him. I think he got weary of the crowd, and he chose a lonely spot for his home, away from the throng and the hurts. James and Bob are by now world famous, but the wounds of the past will never totally heal. I understand his love for this extraordinary, charismatic and wise cat, who finally brought him a positive attention and some material safety. I understand him, because I am a senior with no close friends, except for critters, who are nice and grateful to me for feeding them. Raccoons and some cats come up to me at night as friends, and in daylight I feed pigeons and squirrels, who eat from my hand. Pigeons are to me as lovely grand-children and friends, and they give me much joy. Some passers-by smile and encourage me, while others make rude remarks, which hurt. They can see I love pigeons and still they tell me ugly remarks, calling my pigeons friends "flying rats," "vermin," and me "asshole." This happened just today. I fully understand James Bowen, I love his books and this film, and, sincerely, I understand why he chose that spot, away from the human crowd, for his home in the countryside. Love and friendship is what makes life worth living, many people don't understand this, but for those of us, who can be called "human," James' and Bob's nice and true story is a heart warming, great lesson. In the French broadcast of RadioCanada I had a favorite person, who received the Governor General's Award years ago, and I remember his saying this once: "Only 5 percent of people can be called 'humans' ". James' and Bob's story is very nice, very human.

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husika
Mar 14, 2018

Very nice and eye opening film about human to human and human to animal relations. The film and all the James-Bob books are a real heart-warming treasure.

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marieloudavril
Mar 12, 2018

This is a sweet movie to watch. the cat Bob is adorable and the prime character is sincere, loving and caring for animals and people in general. Troubled with addiction and rejection by his father and his family. He find our own path of liberation and freedom of Drugs. Good ending too.

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INVS
Feb 25, 2018

So glad I found this film, so irritated there were no subtitles available. Yes, it's English speaking actors, but can Americans translate even when actors speak directly to camera? No, & I'm no stranger to this speech, however I've always be able to say, 'please repeat'. It was almost a foreign language.

BOB is fantastic. This is an excellent testament to the suffering of/with drug users. What I did not recognize was my actual sighting of drug users & homeless on UK streets during my travels there, even visiting these same streets, from 2004 to 2016. I agree young viewer likely needs to have some maturity, it's definitely not Disney. If one is going to visit the UK, this is not a bad primer.

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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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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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