The short film, starring Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner) and Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), is soundtracked by “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” from Swift’s just released Red (Taylor’s Version), a re-recording of her 2012 album. Swift wrote and directed the film.
Sink and O’Brien portray a couple whose idyllic romance unexpectedly sours, just like the tortured relationship at the center of the fan-favorite song. The 10-minute song soundtracks the short film then drops away for an extended interlude focused on a post-dinner argument. At the New York screening of the film on Friday, fans gasped at insensitive remarks made by O’Brien’s character.
At the screening, Swift encouraged fans to “feel your feelings” as they watched. “You do not need to be stoic, serious, or anything that you are not if that is not how you want to feel during this. Be yourselves. I love you. I’m going to watch this with you.”
And you should “feel your feelings” at home too. Watch All Too Well below: