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  • Writer's pictureShaunael Milton

Movie Review: Embracing Inner Youth: Exploring 'IF' by John Krasinski

'IF' Movie
'IF' Movie

Getting older is scary, and it can be difficult to navigate adulthood alone. John Krasinski directed and wrote his latest film, IF, to convey that you are never alone and that simply acknowledging your inner youthfulness will bring you great comfort. Krisinki's film, which he also stars in, is comical and tear-jerking. IF, starring John Krasinski, Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming, and Steve Carell, embodies what it means to heal and keep your inner child alive. The story is centered around Bea (Fleming), a young girl feeling forced to grow up after the death of her mother, and her father (Krisinki) needs an operation on his heart. Wanting someone to go to, she is given the power to see everyone's forgotten imaginary friends and intends to help them by going on adventures with her companion, Cal (Reynolds). This film is something for everyone, from the adult-targeted dry comedy of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds to the visually explosive active imagination of a child guaranteed to capture a child's gaze. Appearances of Maya Rudolph, Steve Carell, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Awkwafina make the characters feel vibrant and alive in each frame. Everyone can reflect on their lives, healing their inner child by continuing to imagine and find comfort in their passions. The plot twist and moments between IFs and their children will have your heart full, ready to spill over. Explore that child-like wonder again and see IF in theatres on the big screen only in theatres on Friday, May 17th.

Rotten Tomatoes Current Score: 54%

THAheadline Score (THAscore): 9/10


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