Summer, 1985. The Dewitt-Parkers gather in their country-house in Kent to celebrate Edward’s sixtieth. It’s time for Christian, the eldest, to propose a toast during dinner. But before that, he must give a speech. He has prepared two—one in a green envelope, and the other in a blue one. One contains a celebratory account of his father's life. The other contains what Chris claims is an interesting alternative. Edward makes the wrong choice.