Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Kimmy vs the Reverend
Kimmy v Reverend poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byClaire Scanlon
Produced by
Written by
  • Tina Fey
  • Meredith Scardino
  • Robert Carlock
  • Sam Means
Based onUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock
Starring
CinematographyJohn Inwood
Edited byKyle Gilman
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • May 12, 2020 (2020-05-12)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend is a 2020 interactive special for the sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, directed by Claire Scanlon. It stars Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane. The special was nominated for two Emmy awards; Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Tituss Burgess.

Plot[edit]

Sometime after the series finale of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy Schmidt is planning her wedding to Prince Frederick with her friends Titus Andromedon, Lillian Kaushtupper, and Jaqueline White. When looking in her backpack, Kimmy finds a book she's never seen in a hidden pocket. She decides to travel to Durnsville, Indiana once again to question Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, the man who kept her captive for fifteen years, with Titus. Meanwhile, Lillian prepares Prince Frederick to become a husband and Jaqueline attempts to keep the secret that Titus is gone while she stalls on a film shoot.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The special was written using Netflix's Branch Manager technology to "push comedy to places it's never been before."[1]

The trailer for the special was released on April 15, 2020, starting much speculation and excitement from fans.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

The film was released on Netflix on May 12, 2020. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has an approval rating of 94%, based on 32 reviews, with an average rating of 7.81/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Kimmy and company return as resilient as ever in a fun and fast paced special that makes excellent use of its interactive capabilities to produce maximum fabulosity."[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, David Miner, Sam Means, Meredith Scardino, Eric Gurian & Kerry Orent Nominated [4]
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Tituss Burgess Nominated
20th Annual Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series Nominated [5]
17th Annual Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie/Limited Series Nominated [6]
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Motion Picture N/A Nominated [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (May 26, 2020). "'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. The Reverend': Tina Fey Takes Us Behind The Scenes, Reveals Comedy Science Of Interactive Special". Deadline. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Breaking News - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend" - An All-New Interactive Special Premieres May 12 | TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend, retrieved November 14, 2020
  4. ^ "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend". Television Academy. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "Watchmen & Insecure Pace the Black Reel Awards for TV Nominations". Black Reel Awards. June 18, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Wloszczyna, Daniel Montgomery,Chris Beachum,Marcus James Dixon,Joyce Eng,Zach Laws,Paul Sheehan,Susan; Montgomery, Daniel; Beachum, Chris; Dixon, Marcus James; Eng, Joyce; Laws, Zach; Sheehan, Paul; Wloszczyna, Susan (July 30, 2020). "2020 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations: 'Succession,' 'Schitt's Creek' and 'The Good Place' among top contenders". GoldDerby. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "24th Annual TV Awards (2019-20) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved November 14, 2020.

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