Review: ‘All Too Well: The Short Film’ is a Brutal and Gorgeous Filmmaking Debut for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an eleven-time Grammy winner and has the distinction of being the first and only woman solo artist to win the Grammy for Album Of The Year three times. 

In addition to being a singer-songwriter, she is also an actress, and following the release of her first short film All Too Well: The Short Film, she has added director to her list of titles. 

Based on her song “All Too Well,” which was released on the RED album in October 2012, the roughly fourteen-minute short film details the beginning and the end of a tumultuous young love. 

It stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien as Her and Him, respectively. 

Swift’s music has always been a window into her personal life, a means of recounting break-ups, fallouts, and heartache in a very visceral and relatable way. 

A carefully crafted recollection that leaves just enough plausible deniability, while being perfectly blatant as well. All Too Well, on the other hand, leaves no room for speculation.