Élodie wants to get back custody of her daughter, but first she has to prove to social services that she can provide a suitable home. However, just as everything is arranged, she loses her supermarket job after insulting some customers. Her awkward new friend, Natacha, who works as a shampoo girl, lives alone in an apartment but keeps up her spirits by drowning her sorrows in alcohol and by helping her family and friends out when she can. Her friend, Marianne, is the assistant as well as the mistress of the pedantic Arnaud. Dreaming of putting an end to this relationship, she finds comfort with Phillipe, a professor of ethnology. The paths of these three young women cross, and together, they try to find the recipe to happiness.