Fifteen-year-old Jonathon has book smarts and a brilliant mind for technology but no experience with the opposite sex. When he finds himself enthralled with a beautiful classmate, Leana, he turns to what he knows best and decides to build a machine to help him win her affection. He aptly names his machine REMY (for Rapid Eye Movement that occurs during dreams) and has high hopes that if he can convince her to come over and use his machine, his programmed dreams will lead her to dream about him instead of her hunky boyfriend.
When Jonathon notices strangely comical behavior from his life-long nanny and confidante, Lulu, he suspects she may have meddled with REMY behind his back. Soon, he finds himself competing for Leana with his best friend, Jasper, who may have also been influenced by REMY's dreams. Trying to stay focused on his original intent with Leana, Jonathon struggles to fix the chaos he's created. An elaborate scheme on the night of his first dance backfires, causing Jonathon to reconsider all he has done. Making a few mistakes and learning a few hard lessons along the way, he discovers that with matters of the heart, it takes more than a machine to figure things out.