Poster for the movie "IF"



A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

Collections: John Krasinski

Tagline: A story you have to believe to see.

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Family


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Language:  English
Release Date:  8 May 2024

Box Office

Budget:  $110,000,000
Revenue:  $176,438,104

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures, Sunday Night, Maximum Effort

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 44 min
Viewers Rating: 5/5 - (5 votes)

Movie Trailer

Movie OTT

The movie “IF,” released in theaters on May 17, will be available for digital and video-on-demand purchase on June 18. It is expected to stream on Paramount+ starting July 2.

Movie Review

Movie Review: “IF”
Rating: 7.5/10

In “IF,” directed and written by John Krasinski, we follow Bea (Cailey Fleming), a young girl who discovers her unique ability to interact with abandoned Imaginary Friends (IFs). Determined to help these forgotten companions, Bea sets out on a heartfelt mission to reunite them with the children who created them.

“IF” is a touching and heartwarming film that beautifully explores the whimsical world of Imaginary Friends and the boundless joys of childhood imagination. Cailey Fleming delivers a standout performance as Bea, capturing the innocence and wonder of a child navigating the complexities of growing up too fast. Her portrayal is both endearing and believable, making it easy for audiences to root for her on her journey.

Ryan Reynolds brings his usual charm and wit to the role of Cal, adding layers of humor and warmth to the film. His on-screen chemistry with Fleming is delightful, providing some of the movie’s most heartfelt moments. The supporting cast is equally impressive, featuring well-known actors lending their voices to the IFs. Steve Carell, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and others breathe life into these imaginative creatures, each bringing a unique personality to their characters. Carell’s portrayal of Blue, a lively character, is particularly memorable and adds ample humor to the narrative.

Krasinski’s direction shines through in the film’s visual style, blending live-action with CGI seamlessly. The colorful and quirky designs of the IFs create a vibrant and engaging world that captures the essence of childhood imagination. The film’s visuals are a standout feature, enhancing the magical atmosphere of the story.

However, despite its strengths, the narrative’s predictability may detract from the film’s impact. While the outcomes of crucial moments are easy to anticipate, this doesn’t overshadow the heartfelt performances and charming characters. The film manages to straddle the line between being a children’s film and one aimed at adults. It incorporates elements that appeal to both demographics: silly comedy and colorful sequences for the kids, and moments of nostalgia and emotional depth for the adults. While this duality works to some extent, it sometimes feels like the film is unsure of its target audience.

The film’s greatest strength lies in its emotional moments. The relationships between Bea and the IFs, along with her bond with her father (played by Krasinski), are beautifully portrayed. These interactions highlight the importance of holding onto childhood joys and the power of imagination in overcoming life’s challenges.

“IF” is a solid and entertaining film that successfully taps into the magic of childhood imagination. While it may not break new ground in storytelling, its strong performances, charming characters, and beautiful visuals make it a worthwhile watch for both children and adults.