A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)


Running time: 103 mins

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head,Ruta Gedmintas, Ruth Sheen

Synopsis: The real Bob stars in the heart-warming true story of a cat who saved a homeless man’s life.

Screening types: 2D

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai3hleBXRpo

James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) is in a bad place. Addicted to drugs from an early age, the Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness. But his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up in his supported housing complex. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around. Based on Bowen’s inspirational bestseller of the same title, which was credited with challenging public perceptions about the homeless, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope.

Director Roger Spottiswoode [Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Mesmer (1994), The 6tth Day (2000)] filmed in the actual London locations. And when it came to casting the adorable feline lead, no other cat would do: it had to be the real Bob!

Star Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) gives a moving performance in this life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life. You’ll never see a more loveable cat – Bob is clearly the best feline actor of this year.

A must for cat lovers and anyone seeking an uplifting tale of an addict redeemed by meeting a very special four legged friend.

Images courtesy of Entertainment Film

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