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Rare Beasts (2021)



Critic Consensus: Billie Piper's admirably bold directorial vision isn't quite enough to counter Rare Beasts' frustratingly shallow treatment of its weightier themes.

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Mandy (Billie Piper) a nihilistic young writer and mother who, while navigating her dysfunctional family and misogynistic workplace, falls for Pete (Leo Bill), a traditionalist searching for 'restored' male identity.

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[Rare Beasts] is meant to be funny but after a while, it just feels flat and often mean spirited.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

This is Piper's first time behind the camera and hopefully not the last.

May 23, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's an ambitious, nervy work that occasionally trips over its own stylistic heels, but still proves, as Buzz Lightyear famously discovered, that flying is essentially falling with style.

May 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

These are all compelling ideas that Piper leaps wholeheartedly into - even if she, too, inevitably gets lost in the maze inside Mandy's head.

May 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's best forgotten. Move along.

May 21, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

I found myself gnawing my upper lip with embarrassment, but on the film's behalf, rather than its characters'.

May 20, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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