Ryan Reynolds’ new movie IF is now available to watch at home

Ryan Reynolds’ new movie IF is now available to watch at home

Following its release in cinemas last month, IF is now available to watch at home after being released on digital platforms in the US.

The new family movie from writer-director John Krasinski sees Ryan Reynolds play Cal who helps his neighbour, a young girl called Bea (Cailey Fleming), when they’re both able to see imaginary friends.

IF is now available to buy or rent in the US from Prime Video, iTunes and other participating digital retailers.

Paramount has yet to confirm a UK digital release date for IF and it’s not yet available to watch at home in the UK. However, you can pre-order it from Prime Video and iTunes to be able to watch it as soon as it’s released.

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Talking to Digital Spy before the release of IF, Krasinski admitted to being aware that his new movie was being compared to Pixar, but added it wasn’t his inspiration.

“I was actually more trying to reference the movies I grew up on, which would be ET or The Goonies. The thing about those movies that was so indelible to me is the idea that they treated me as more than just a kid,” he explained.

“That thematically and emotionally I would be able to handle much more as an 8-year-old than the rest of the world thought I could.”

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Among the voice cast of IF‘s imaginary friends are Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt and Krasinski himself as a marshmallow who’s always on fire.

For Waller-Bridge, it marked a Fleabag reunion as Fiona Shaw stars as Bea’s grandmother in the movie.

“She’s the key to Fleabag, and she’s the key to this film too. If you really want something to fly, you cast Fiona Shaw,” she praised.

IF is out now in cinemas, as well as being available to buy or rent in the US

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Movies Editor, Digital Spy  Ian has more than 10 years of movies journalism experience as a writer and editor.  Starting out as an intern at trade bible Screen International, he was promoted to report and analyse UK box-office results, as well as carving his own niche with horror movies, attending genre festivals around the world.   After moving to Digital Spy, initially as a TV writer, he was nominated for New Digital Talent of the Year at the PPA Digital Awards. He became Movies Editor in 2019, in which role he has interviewed 100s of stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Florence Pugh, Keanu Reeves, Idris Elba and Olivia Colman, become a human encyclopedia for Marvel and appeared as an expert guest on BBC News and on-stage at MCM Comic-Con. Where he can, he continues to push his horror agenda – whether his editor likes it or not.
 

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