The Office's John Krasinski does a spit take when reuniting with Steve Carrell for new movie IF

IF | Steve Carell and John Krasinski – The Reunion (2024 Movie)
IF | Steve Carell and John Krasinski – The Reunion (2024 Movie) / Paramount Pictures

The Office fans have been blessed with more than one reunion for cast members in recent days. There's been the AT&T ad called "Sleep with Rainn" and now John Krasinski and Steve Carrell have brought a bit of sunshine to our lives with a video promoting their movie, IF.

The video, which riffs on the way audiences eat up reunion footage, shows Krasinski looking back at the moment he and Carrell saw each other again. At first, it appears that this reunion is genuine. It follows the beats we're familiar with down to the warm hug, soft voices, and awed recollection that it's been years since they've seen each other. Then Carrell looks directly into the camera to acknowledge that this reunion is being filmed and that it's "so intimate," pointing out our voracity for these "real" moments between people who have had a significant impact on each other's lives.

Krasinski furthers this beat by cracking that Carrell has done great on the fifth take of the "reunion." What follows is Carrell wanting one more go at it, and they both give us the over-the-top version of these kind of "we haven't seen each other in forever" moments that folks always manage to capture on camera. Krasinski, who was mid drink of water, spit takes when Carrell re-enters the frame exclaiming, "Oh my god," and slighting hopping in excitement.

The first part of the video is fun and speaks to the pair's sense of humor, but it's also bait. Clocking in at less than a minute, the hope is that The Office fans--or perhaps even fans of the individual actors themselves--will stick around to get a peek at the movie IF and Carrell's work as the voice actor for the character, Blue, a purple imaginary friend.

The film, written and directed by Krasinski, follows the story of a girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who can see imaginary friends (IFs) who've been abandoned by the kids they had once helped. She, along with her neighbor Cal (Ryan Reynolds) who can also see IFs, is on a mission to reunite the imaginary friends with their former kids.

By the way Krasinski is chuckling as Carrell performs his lines from the movie in the video, we can tell IF is going to be a movie that leaves your cheeks hurting from laughter. The movie hits theaters May 17, 2024 and is expected to come to Paramount+ sometime after it finishes its theatrical run.