The dream doesn't always work out like you plan.
That's what Jacob Staudenmaier learned after his elaborate, La La Land-inspired promposal to Emma Stone ended with a sweet (but definitive) rejection.
Sure, it was a long shot to begin with. The Arizona high school orchestrated an adorable musical prom invitation filmed in front of his high school to the tune of the film's opening number Another Day of Sun.
Lo and behold, the promposal went viral and actually reached the Oscar winning actress — who regretfully declined the invitation due to other movie star obligations.
Speaking on Friday's Good Morning America, Jacob read a message from the 28-year-old actress, in which she wrote: