Thursday, 10 March 2016

A Street Cat Named Bob




HERE'S  a movie I'm looking forward to seeing. I've read the book A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life and now it's been made into a film.

For those of you who don't know the story, London street musician 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, a recovering heroin addict, 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 again. 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.

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life is a moving and uplifting story that touched the heart of anyone who read it.



The movie of the book is to  be released later this year. It stars acclaimed British actors Luke Treadaway as James, Ruta Gedmintas as Belle, Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head (Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

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14 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this and it sounds like a wonderful story as long as the cat doesn't die at the end. Marley and me had me crying for days...I'm such a sad sack

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    1. Bob is still alive as far as I know! You and me are both sad sacks!

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  2. The book received many favorable reviews. Hopefully it's a well-done movie.

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    1. I have high hopes as the main actors are very talented. They are really well known here in Britain but not so much in America.

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    1. Me too! I saw a TV interview in which Bob was high-fiving his owner - so cute. There is obviously a really strong bond between them.

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  4. We love the picture of you doing high fives.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. We love the picture of you doing high fives.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. Sounds a great story. I too would be a sad sack if Bob had died. I wonder who plays the cat?

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    1. That's an interesting question. As far as I can tell, Bob is playing himself. James Bowen is credited on the cast list as "handler" so I'm presuming he is "handling" Bob. I could be wrong, though!

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  7. Hopefully the movie does it justice. Never knew Anthony Head was in it.

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  8. We can't wait to see this movie either! We love their story :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  9. I want to see this film! And for the record, I despise what heroin does to people. We've lost some real talented folks to this scourge. Now the crap has invaded my little town. ~sigh~ Best wishes!

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