James (with Bob frequently on his shoulder) confronts obstructions, including a careless father (Anthony Head), street miscreants and methadone withdrawal (delineated in practically superficial design). In any case, luckily he has a gently daffy neighbor, Belle (Ruta Gedmintas), to cook him a vegan dinner. (They’re simpatico to the point that at one point she wears adapted cat ears.)
A tenderly shining score, and folkish melodies by Charlie Fink of the band Noah and the Whale, sung by the sincere, wide-peered toward Mr. Treadaway, cull the heartstrings. “Cat cam” arrangements, demonstrating Bob’s visual point of view, have a perky eccentricity. Did I say that it’s set to a great extent over the occasions?