Mandy is a single mother with a seven-years-old boy, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Pete has an opposite persona. He questions the idea of modern woman and he is man of traditional values. The film begins with the first date of Mandy and Pete and follows their love.
The contrasts between Mandy and Pete grow when they meet each other’s families. On the one side, broken and divorced Mandy’s family and on the other side, Pete’s rich and “sterile” family. In the end, Pete will be tired of Mandy’s complexities and problems. In the middle of these crises, Mandy will admit what she wants: An easy life, a five-hour day and a nice bloke.
From the beginning to the end, Rare Beasts is an anti-romantic comedy which presents the forbidden thoughts of a modern woman, laid bare for all of us to have a think about.