A struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.
Release date: 6 November 2020 (United Kingdom)
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Story by: James Bowen
Film series: A Street Cat Named Bob
Producers: Adam Rolston, Adrian Politowski, Andrew Boswell, Sunny Vohra, Martin Metz, Tracy Jarvis, Stephen Jarvis
Based on the international best-selling books and the ‘purrfect’ Christmas sequel to the international hit film A STREET CAT NAMED BOB – follow James and his best friend, Bob on their new journey together.
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 A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB, 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.
At the end of A Street Cat Named Bob, James Bowen has finally found stability and security, thanks to his friendly and fearlessly loyal feline companion Bob. The film ends with James being offered a book deal. This reflects what happened in real life.
James and Bob, busking and selling The Big Issue in London, became local celebrities and their story became a bestselling book, originally published in 2010. It was followed by The World According to Bob in 2013 and A Gift From Bob in 2014. This new film is largely based on that last book, with James looking back on the last year he was living and surviving on the streets with Bob by his side.