Featuring only the wispiest of plots, THE DREAM MACHINE is mildly diverting escapism for the teen trade. Unless you drool over Porsches and can still remember making a dunce of yourself over a stuck-up coed, this film will prove irrelevant to your life-experience.
Clearly a good-hearted average-Joe kind of kid, Barry Davis (Corey Haim) helps out his parents while visiting home and dreams of scrounging up the wheels he needs to impress a snooty girl at his college. While doing a favor for his vacationing parents, Jean and Claude Davis (Suzanne Kent and
James MacKrell), Barry impresses a wealthy woman whose piano he's tuning. Sympathizing with Margo Chamberlain (...