A hot summer's day and plenty of time to play. Two children living in 1930s New Zealand. Henry and Blythe are struggling with the recent separation of their parents whose journey from first love to heartbreak has resulted in a world turned upside down. Eventually, naivety leads the children to analyze their situation with startling simplicity, allowing them to establish their own depth of understanding behind adult relationships and conflict. All that remains is for them to find the courage to carry on in spite of a situation that is beyond their control.