A Street Cat Named Bob
British family comedy-drama directed by Roger Spottiswode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. It is based on the book of the same name by James Bowen. The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gemintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself.
Homeless and a recovering drug addict, James Bowen is running low on his luck. He’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val who helps him to finally be given his own flat to live in. As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Whilst in the bath one day, he hears a break-in and finds a ginger cat in his kitchen eating the corn flakes. Thinking it belongs to a neighbour, he sets out to find the owner but with no luck concluding that it must be a stray. Over the next few days, the cat continues to linger on the estate, and James discovers an infected wound on the animal’s leg. He takes the cat to be treated by a charity vet and from that point onwards, the two lives become entwined.