“Based on a true story” is a very unique statement, especially within the film industry.* Very little in life actually falls neatly into a three act structure that can then be transformed into an hour and a half of entertainment, yet the audience adheres to those last two words, whilst steadfastly ignoring the first, leading us all to believe that these feel-good stories are wonderfully commonplace.
A Street Cat Named Bob is yet another film all about overcoming adversity and the power of friendship helping you succeed in anything, although this time, the power of friendship comes from an adorable ginger tomcat.
It’s still a little too early to say how the film will turn out (though “well received” seems likely) but judging by the amount of saccharine sweetness that oozes forth from this trailer, it will be full of optimism and positive messages, even during its lowest moments.
A Street Cat Named Bob is out November 4th.
*Graham would also like to claim that he is in no way cynical, nor is he numb to the suffering of man.