No Such Thing begins with an introduction to the furry Monster (Robert Burke), who is afflicted with bouts of serious depression. When Beatrice's (Sarah Polley) fiance goes missing while hunting for the Monster, the young television reporter from New York decides to track him down herself. After receiving permission from her boss to go to Iceland, Beatrice begins the harrowing journey. Along the way she finds herself in a myriad of comical situations, before she finds the Monster and quickly befriends him. The resulting relationship revolves around Beatrice's attempts to help ease the Monster's suffering, while learning from his perspective on the modern world he sees around him. No Such Thing is a joint Icelandic/United States film from director Hal Hartley. Incorporating elements of both slapstick comedy and realism, the film features a satirical look on modern-day society, and includes hints of inspiration from classic fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast.