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Film Review - A Street Cat Named Bob


A feature film is the next natural step for author James Bowen. His tales of suffering through drug addiction and homelessness, finding salvation through the company of a cat, have inspired a best-selling book and, quickly after, a popular brand. The feline is Bob, and he’s starred in seven literary offerings from Bowen, gifting his human a chance to turn around his life and inspire others struggling with problems. “A Street Cat Named Bob” is the first big screen adventure for Bowen’s companion, and it’s engineered to be as benevolent as possible, making Bob’s transition to movie work smooth and safe. Bowen’s hardships are compelling, and the picture has its heart in the right place, but director Roger Spottiswood doesn’t quite energize the material, which has a few stretches of flatness before it returns to attention with welcome grit. Read the rest at


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