A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Movie poster and book cover compared.

A Street Cat Named Bob

Roger Spottiswoode, 2016

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A Street Cat Named Bob
James Bowen, 2012

A Street Cat Named Bob is a movie directed by Roger Spottiswoode in 2016 and based on the book A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets by James Bowen, first published in 2012. The movie features Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Darren Evans, Tony Jayawardena, and others.

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RATING

7.4

/ 10

Movie Poster: A Street Cat Named Bob (Roger Spottiswoode, 2016)

7.9

/ 10

Book Cover: A Street Cat Named Bob (James Bowen, 2012)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of A Street Cat Named Bob, the 2012 book by James Bowen.

A Street Cat Named Bob

Read by: Kristopher Milnes

Storyline

James Bowen is a homeless man and former heroin addict, living on the streets of London and down to his last few coins. He busks near Covent Garden to make money, playing his guitar and singing, but is mostly ignored. The true story of how James Bowen had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Movie vs Book

Poster of A Street Cat Named Bob, the 2016 movie by Roger Spottiswoode

Year

2016

Minutes

103

Movie Rate

7.40

Source: IMDb

Movie

A Street Cat Named Bob

Country: UK

Year: 2016

Length: 1h43m

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Cover of A Street Cat Named Bob, the 2012 comic book by James Bowen

Year

2012

Pages

279

Book Rate

7.90

S: Goodreads

Book

A Street Cat Named Bob

Subtitle: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets

Country: USA

First published in: 2012

Length: 279 pages

Genre: Biography

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of A Street Cat Named Bob, the 2016 movie by Roger Spottiswoode

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IS IT WORTH READING?

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