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Review: 'A Christmas Gift From Bob' (2020) Dir. Charles Martin Smith

Luke Treadaway, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Phaldut Sharma, Nina Wadia, Tim Plester, Anna Wilson-Jones and Bob the Cat


A festive treat for the family as Bob returns for a Christmas outing across the dark streets of London, marking his second and (sadly) final feature film...

Londoner James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) continues to busk around the streets of London, earning a small wage where he can and make ends meet, all with the help of his ginger pet cat Bob who is never far from his side.

While a famous face on the streets thanks to Bob, James still struggles to make it through each day, without much support around him bar shelter worker Bea (Kristina Tonteri-Young). And as Christmas approaches, the festive season brings his reality all the more closer.

The pressure of the season adds to the stress James faces, especially when Animal Welfare comes sniffing around to investigate Bob’s situation at home. James must find the strength in himself to carry on stronger for the pair and prove that they really are stronger together…

This is a story of friendship expanded on from the first film. There are no battles with drugs and substance abuse this time, but it’s a battle against finding what is important to you and not take anything for granted.

James and Bob must prove to external forces that they are right in being with each other and that neither is in any harm regardless of their unique situation. Of course we know how things will turn out, but it’s the journey getting there and the humanity found in the darkest of moods to triumph...

Read my full exclusive review at FILMHOUNDS here

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