A Christmas Gift from Bob

Movie review by Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Too-sentimental sequel has drug references, mild violence.

NR 2021 93 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Great movie with a great message

In a time where homelessness, addiction and mental health is more prevalent as ever, it is so important to show children that despite challenges, that these people are humans with human feelings; that there are obstacles in life, but love conquers all. “Caring for Bob has given my life purpose”. May not be the exact quote, but close. If we can give our kids the tools to be compassionate and understanding of the challenges life brings, then we can give hope to humanity. This movie does that.

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age 6+

Bob’s Gift

I loved it. Luke Treadaway was excellent as James Bowen and the unflappable Streetcat Bob had a leading role. After many disappointments everything comes to a heartwarming conclusion just in time for Christmas.

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