(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t read the book this movie is based on, but when I saw this film advertised, I knew I wanted to see this, as I’ve always liked cats… and although it was clear this movie would be intense and emotional to watch, it also had a few lighthearted moments and some really nice scenes between the characters.
I thought Bob was adorable and it was good to see how James bonded with his cat. There were a few scenes that made me smile, such as when James insisted that Bob could understand what he was saying.
I had a lot of sympathy for James, as it seemed like he hit rock bottom in this movie. It was pretty awful to see how bad things were for him, but I did like that he had people prepared to help him and give him a chance. While I didn’t think I especially liked Val for some of the film, by the end, she had grown on me quite a bit.
I did feel quite a bit of sympathy for Baz, although it was clear that he wasn’t prepared to even make the effort. It was good to see James interacting with the other people around him. I liked Belle, but I felt she wasn’t as supportive as she might have been, even though I could understand why she felt like she did.
It was interesting to see how James was affected by everything, but I liked how it seemed it was inevitable for him to accept Bob into his life.
I liked that there were some elements of humour in this movie and it was interesting how the characters kept remarking that Bob had come to the place he was needed. I thought it was sweet to see how Bob worked with James when he busked and there was some humour when it came to the comments on the YouTube videos.
There were some really intense scenes and I wouldn’t recommend this film as one for younger children, as it does contain instances of drug use. But there were some really sweet moments in this film and it was definitely one I would watch again in the future.