The dream is always the same. Instead of going home, I go to the neighbors'. I ring, but nobody answers. The door is open, so I go inside. I look around, but no one seems to be there. Then I hear the shower running. So, I go upstairs to see what's what. Then I see her. This... girl! This incredible girl! I don't know why she's there because she doesn't live there......But it's a dream, so I go with it. "Who's there?" she says. "Joel," I say. "What are you doing here?" "I don't know. "What are you doing here?" "I'm taking a shower," she says. Then I give her......"Do you want me to go?" "No," she says. "I want you to wash my back." I'm getting enthusiastic about this dream. So, I go to her, but she's hard to find through all the steam. I keep losing her. Finally, I get to the door and I find myself in a room full of kids taking their college boards. I'm over three hours late! I've got two minutes to take the whole test. I've just made a terrible mistake. I'll never get to college. My life is ruined.
The movie begins with Joel Goodson describing a recurring dream.