Dedicated to Bob the cat, who sadly passed away in June whilst the film was in post-production, A Christmas Gift from Bob is a touching and fitting tribute to the animal that touched the hearts of so many. Full of feel-good feline festive cheer, the film will make you believe in the magic of the season once more. This is a fun-filled, heart-warming, and enchanting family friendly tale that may just help save Christmas 2020.
From the day James Bowen rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and touched millions around the world. In this family friendly sequel, James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship and inspiration. Ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of Christmas spirit along the way.
This is a follow-up to A Street Cat Named Bob, the feelgood 2016 movie based on the true story of homeless busker James Bowen and his handsome ginger tom Bob, a stray he’d nursed back to health. The inseparable duo had a pitch outside Angel tube station in north London where Bowen sold the Big Issue. When a literary agent suggested he turn his story into a book Bowen wrote a bestseller about recovering from heroin addiction and finding purpose looking after Bob. It was a happy ending against all the odds, and this is the festive sequel.
Bob the cat plays Himself, again. Unfortunately, this is his last film appearance as he died in June 2020.
UK 2020, 93 min, rated PG
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Starring Luke Treadaway, Anna Wilson-Jones, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Phaldut Sharma, Nina Wadia, Tim Plester, Pepter Lunkuse & Celyn Jones