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IF (Movie)

May 17, 2024
1hr 44min
Status: released

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IF Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreLive-action/animated fantasy comedy
Release dateMay 8, 2024 (France)
May 17, 2024 (United States)
Running time1hr 44min
Age ratingPG
CastRyan Reynolds
John Krasinski
Cailey Fleming
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Louis Gossett Jr.
Steve Carell
Directed by John Krasinski
Written byJohn Krasinski
Produced byJohn Krasinski
Allyson Seeger
Andrew Form
Ryan Reynolds
Cinematography by Janusz Kamiński
Edited by Christopher Rouse
Andy Canny
Music byMichael Giacchino
Production CompanySunday Night Productions
Maximum Effort
Distributor Paramount Pictures

IF Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Cailey Fleming as Bea, a young girl who can see IFs
  • Ryan Reynolds as Cal, Bea’s neighbor who can also see IFs
  • John Krasinski as Bea’s father
  • Fiona Shaw as Margaret, Bea’s grandmother
  • Alan Kim as Benjamin
  • Liza Colón-Zayas as Janet, a nurse
  • Bobby Moynihan as Jeremy
  • Catharine Daddario as Bea’s mom


  • Steve Carell as Blue, a kind purple furry monster who was Jeremy’s childhood imaginary friend
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Blossom, an excitable humanoid butterfly who was Margaret’s childhood imaginary friend
  • Louis Gossett Jr. as Lewis, an elderly teddy bear
  • Awkwafina as Bubble
  • John Krasinski as Marshmallow Man
  • Emily Blunt as Unicorn, a unicorn
  • George Clooney as Spaceman, an astronaut
  • Bradley Cooper as Ice, a glass of ice water
  • Matt Damon as Flower, a sunflower
  • Bill Hader as Banana
  • Richard Jenkins as Art Teacher, an animation figure
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Slime, a green blob of slime
  • Blake Lively as Octopuss, a cat who wears an octopus costume
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Magician Mouse
  • Christopher Meloni as Cosmo, a supersleuth detective
  • Matthew Rhys as Ghost, a ghost who wears a crown
  • Sam Rockwell as Guardian Dog, a dog who works as a superhero
  • Maya Rudolph as Alligator
  • Amy Schumer as Gummy Bear
  • Allyson Seeger as Viola
  • Jon Stewart as Robot
  • Brad Pitt as Keith, an invisible IF


A young girl named Bea gains the ability to see people’s imaginary friends, referred to as “IFs” for short, who have been abandoned by the kids they helped. Bea then discovers that her neighbor, The Man Upstairs, has the same ability.

IF Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$110 million
Opening DayTBA
Domestic CollectionTBA
International CollectionTBA
Worldwide Collection$3.9 million

About IF Movie:

IF is an American live-action/animated fantasy comedy film Ryan Reynolds, Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, and Liza Colón-Zayas, along with the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt Louis Gossett Jr., and Steve Carell.

Written, produced, and directed by John Krasinski, the film’s music is composed by Michael Giacchino, while Janusz Kamiński handles the cinematography, and Christopher Rouse and Andy Canny do the editing. The plot follows a young girl and her neighbor who find themselves able to see imaginary friends.

In October 2019, Paramount Pictures outbid Lionsgate and Sony, among others, to win the rights to Imaginary Friends, a project developed by John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds, with Krasinski set to write and direct it.

In May 2021, Krasinski’s Sunday Night Productions and Reynolds’s Maximum Effort signed first-look deals with Paramount. In October 2021, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw joined the cast.

In January 2022, Steve Carell, Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming, and Louis Gossett Jr. joined the cast. The film reunites Krasinski and Carell, who both starred in The Office (2005–2013). In August 2022, Bobby Moynihan was added to the cast. The voice cast and premise were revealed in April 2023 at CinemaCon 2023.

Principal photography began on August 31, 2022, with Janusz Kamiński as the cinematographer, and it wrapped by early May 2023.

In January 2024, Krasinski revealed that Michael Giacchino had composed the score for the film.

IF was released in France on May 8, 2024. The film was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2024 (after its originally scheduled release date of November 17, 2023, was first pushed to May 24, 2024, and then shifted forward by one week).