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      A Gift From Bob

      Released Nov 5, 2021 1 hr. 32 min. Holiday Comedy Drama List
      79% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 65% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes. For James (Luke Treadaway), a struggling street musician, a very special one arrives in the form of Bob, a strong-willed stray cat who wanders into James's tiny flat. Bob enriches James's life, giving him companionship, purpose, and a large, new audience. When Animal Welfare officers threaten to take Bob, the local community rallies to help James and Bob -- sparking a journey that takes the pair to places they never imagined in this heartwarming, spirit-lifting movie for the whole family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 03 Buy Now

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      Kat I've been watching this on the Christmas channel and in comparison with the American movies, this was weak. It doesn't even reflect the reality at all here in the UK. Cats are get rid off during the Christmas like it's okay attitude. Shelters are full and cats are thrown in the streets if there's no option. Very unrealistic. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/29/23 Full Review Peter W Overall, I am thankful for this sequel.  The film focuses on another area of the life of James and Bob the Cat. It is a touching true story of some of the challenges the two face during the Christmas period.  It is a beautiful film which, like the previous movie, touched my heart and left me with watery eyes due to the film's touching performances and themes. It is a family-friendly film and comes highly recommended even if you've never seen the original feature film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/07/23 Full Review nico l The movie was bad but I'm giving it one star for Kristina Tonteri-Young. She's a star and she deserves it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/27/22 Full Review isla s I admit I'm not a big fan of cats (at all - I'm very much a dog person) but I did really like the original 'A Street Cat Named Bob' film, primarily due to the story - the feelgood human story and this sequel is, if anything, just as heartwarming. It felt lovely seeing the various people support Bob and his owner, James, seeing what happened. It is of course somewhat sentimental and cheesy, I guess that goes without saying but it is based on a true story and it does have a big feelgood side to it which I loved. I would definitely recommend this film, yes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not as good as the first film a bit silly in places but still a good watch Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review ranny l A Gift From Bob is a holiday story with a touching message and a lovable cat named Bob. The film shows how a musician and a cat come together and form a bond that touches everyone around them. It's based on a true story and is an uplifting reminder of the true spirit of Christmas. This movie begins with the main character, James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) at a party. He has published a successful book about his cat Bob and is struggling with an idea for his next book. When he walks outside with his cat, he sees a young man being accosted and he intervenes. He learns the young man is homeless and decides to tell him about his past struggles. The majority of the film centers on this flashback. Life has not been easy for James. He has experienced many misfortunes and he struggles to make ends meet as he tries to escape his past and care of Bob. Throughout the film, James meets a lot of people along the way, including Bea (Kristina Tonteri-Young) and Moody (Phaldut Sharma) who are willing to help him. He also meets people who are trying to take away the one thing he loves most. He must try to figure out his path in life and what is best for Bob. My favorite scene is when James is dealing with a tough dilemma and suddenly, all the people of the city gather around him with gifts. This display of affection shows how much they all care for Bob and that they all agree James and Bob are perfect for each other. His friend Moody tells him some stories which are inspirational and interesting to hear; they also add to the message of the film. The setting is perfect for Christmas with the city decorated in lights and Christmas trees and, even Bob wears a holiday outfit. I also like how James' apartment changes to reflect what is happening in his life. It is a big contrast from the beginning to the end. The music in the film is enjoyable. I particularly like how James turns a traditional Christmas song into one about his cat. The message in this film is that treating others with kindness is a gift that gives back. The film captures the essence of Christmas by showing how gifts of kindness are more powerful than material gifts. The bond James creates with his cat and those in his community help give him the strength and encouragement he need. The only warning I have are the references to drugs that occur a few times in the film, plus some mild violence. I give A Gift From Bob 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 17, plus adults. By Carlee S., KIDS FIRST! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mark Kermode Kermode & Mayo's Film Review It's hard not to smile at a film that says it's a good thing to care for other creatures...my film critic faculties went out the wall, because yeah, I agree with that. Nov 12, 2020 Full Review Charlotte O'Sullivan London Evening Standard Bob's gift will almost certainly be embraced by a Covid-captive audience. Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2020 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian It's an undemanding, telly-ish film, with as many surprises as the Queen's speech. But like I say, a hot water bottle of a story. Rated: 3/5 Nov 5, 2020 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru A sweet, charming and heartwarming movie for the whole family. Rated: 8.13814/10 Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Jim Schembri jimschembri.com Likely to please any family audience that understands how the cheeriest stories need a bit of well-fashioned gloom to really shine. Rated: 3/5 Dec 4, 2020 Full Review Graeme Tuckett Stuff.co.nz No, even I wasn't expecting A Streetcat Named Bob to spawn a sequel. And yet, A Christmas Gift From Bob (I can't believe I'm typing this either) isn't too awful a film. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 2, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes. For James (Luke Treadaway), a struggling street musician, a very special one arrives in the form of Bob, a strong-willed stray cat who wanders into James's tiny flat. Bob enriches James's life, giving him companionship, purpose, and a large, new audience. When Animal Welfare officers threaten to take Bob, the local community rallies to help James and Bob -- sparking a journey that takes the pair to places they never imagined in this heartwarming, spirit-lifting movie for the whole family.
      Director
      Charles Martin Smith
      Executive Producer
      James Bowen, Philip Burgin, Pete Bury, Adam Coburn
      Screenwriter
      Garry Jenkins
      Distributor
      Saban Films
      Production Co
      StudioPOW , Align, The Exchange, Parkhouse Pictures, Twickenham Studios, Studio Pictures, DDDream, Enriched Media Group
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 5, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 9, 2021
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