Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (review)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (review)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (review)
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If you haven’t enjoyed the original show (link), here’s a quick catch-up: After 15 years in a bunker, the titular character (continually delightful Ellie Kemper) emerges from being kidnapped by a cult leader to discover a new life. This feature picks up after she’s adapted to her new existence, gotten rich and is engaged to marry a British royal (Daniel Radcliffe). When she discovers that her captor (John Hamm) may have another group of captive girls, she sets out to rescue them with her fab friend (the amusingly eccentric Tittus Burgess). The movie has some of the spark and sass of the original series, but lacks the continuous comic zingers that made it so zany. The cast is having a great time with their over-the-top characters and the pacing never lags. It’s not as good as the series, but still fun to catch up with this wacky group.


To make things even more unhinged, this is shown in an interactive format. You have to make decisions at crucial checkpoints that take the narrative in different directions.  After watching it once all the way thru (always selecting the choice on the left), I went back to see how it differed with alternate choices. One of 2 things happens:

    • You’re given a short new snippet with some additional gags before it returns to the original narrative.

You come to an abrupt ending with a character intervening to send you back to where you left off.

One of the best gags features Josh Groban, but he’s only in one segment (select the call to Donna Maria to see it).


3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5) Netflix link


1 Comment

  1. Fun. Thanks for letting me know about this. It was fun to watch while I was writing PostcardstoVoters. Got some laughs.

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