Have you made some time for your Imaginary Friend today? If not, they might be in peril. At least according to Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski’s new movie, IF. Why IF as a title. Well, as the IF trailer explains, it’s short for “Imaginary Friend.” And apparently, all our Imaginary Friends are quite proud of that acronym. We imagine there’s also a less literal interpretation because IF invites you to ask. “What If?” What if all your Imaginary Friends were actually real and really missing you right now? Well, luckily for them, they have Ryan Reynolds and his movie-daughter on the case to save the day.
You can take a look at the IF trailer below and immerse yourself in this fantastical world of cute but cooky creations.
We also really dig this Super Bowl (a.k.a. Big Game) Spot with Randall Park pretending to be John Krasinski while Ryan Reynolds looks on in confusion. We love an ode to The Office. Its yet another fun clip to amp up the excitement for this film.
Okay, I can’t be the only person in the world who had a humanoid imaginary friend, right? But we guess we understand why this movie leans into very cartoonish childish creations that are at once adorable but kind of creepy. This is really giving Monsters Inc. in a way. In the IF trailer we see everything from a toasted marshmallow on its last breaths to a walking and talking teddy bear (thankfully not of the horror variety), to dragons, sentient bananas, and dancing sunflowers, oh my. This movie really had fun with its imaginary friends. And hopefully, we’ll have fun watching it.
Alongside the trailer, IF shared its official synopsis which notes:
From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.
But we prefer Ryan Reynolds’ rendition of the movie’s elevator pitch, “Get ready for a heart-warming, all-family film from the director of A Quiet Place, the star of Deadpool, and the studio that brought you Annihilation.” Love it.
When Does Ryan Reynolds’ IF Movie Release?
IF‘s release date is May 17, 2024. So you have lots of time to connect with your imaginary friend before going to see it.
Originally published on December 14, 2023.