A Street Cat Named Bob

film / 8.00pm / Sky Cinema Pre­miere

TV Times - - Saturday Highlights -

Based on James Bowen’s best-sell­ing mem­oir, this is the true story of how re­cov­er­ing drug ad­dict James (played with con­vic­tion by Luke Tread­away) saw his life turned around thanks to a stray gin­ger cat and a car­ing so­cial worker (Down­ton Abbey’s Joanne Frog­gatt). Although it has its gritty mo­ments, this re­lies heav­ily on feel­good sen­ti­men­tal­ity, which stretches credulity a few times too many – es­pe­cially when it comes to James’s po­ten­tial ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship with his neigh­bour Betty (Ruta Ged­mintas). That said, the hand­some moggy (who is played by the real Bob and a few stunt Bobs) is, in­deed, very en­ter­tain­ing and the story bounces along to a sat­is­fy­ing fi­nale.

‘I think I de­serve an A-cat-emy Award’ on Sky, BT & Vir­gin

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