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A Street Cat Named Bob

Rated NR 103 minutes 2016

As any panhandler with a dog can tell you, people care more about animals than about their fellow human beings. James Bowen was a starving street musician in London, living in public housing and undergoing methadone treatment, when he adopted a stray ginger cat; slung over his neck, it turned his busking act into a social media sensation, and before long a UK literary agent recruited him to write a pet-centric memoir along the lines of the best-selling Marley and Me. This dramatization of his book plays like a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, touching lightly on serious social issues before turning into a Cinderella story. Roger Spottiswoode (Turner & Hooch) directed; with Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, and Joanne Froggatt.

Film Credits

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Producer: Adam Rolston, Damian Jones, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Anders Erden, James Swarbrick, Brian O'Shea and Alice de Sousa

Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Caroline Goodall, Ruth Sheen, Darren Evans, Beth Goddard, Nina Wadia and Franc Ashman

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