A STREET CAT NAMED BOB REVIEWED
“A Street Cat Named Bob” is a heart warming film about the power that cats hold over our lives. Well, this time it’s a street cat saving a heroin addict from his addictive past. They meet a woman, the cat goes to the Vet and then they start busking. “Sing Street” and “Once” this is not. What the film manages to do is get veteran director Roger Spottiswoode to put some insane talent behind what could’ve been a TV movie.
The film runs a little long for what amounts to a Benji movie with a stray cat. Thankfully, the busker music isn’t terrible. Solid music and great sense of playing around the London streets provides for a sheer audio/video appeal. But, I don’t get why we couldn’t get a lossless audio track on the disc. Oh well, it still works for me.
- Bonus Footage
- Slide Show
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 5/9/17
- Video - 92%92%
- Audio - 85%85%
- Supplemental Material - 90%90%
- Film Score - 87%87%
The Plot Thus Far
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 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.