Jenny Slate on the Strange Importance of Joe Versus the Volcano

The comedian and Obvious Child actress, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her love for Joe Versus the Volcano, why West Side Story always makes her cry, and more.

Released on 1/9/2015

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Starring: Jenny Slate

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00:02
Can they be dead? Cary Grant. Charade.
00:05
I don't know, man, I love, like,
00:06
how high his pants are and how handsome his face is,
00:09
and I love that he has a man's body,
00:11
but it's not, like, ripped, you know?
00:13
I love that, and I also have a major,
00:14
you know, Tom Hanks in the money pit,
00:17
Splash, Joe vs the Volcano.
00:21
I think Joe vs the Volcano is
00:23
a really strange important comedy.
00:25
Sometimes, you just don't expect so much from comedy,
00:28
and I think that's wrong.
00:29
I think you should expect it all.
00:31
Oh man, a lot of movies make me cry.
00:34
I cry, I cry a lot.
00:37
(laughter)
00:39
What recent movie has made me cry?
00:41
West Side Story used to kill me.
00:43
It's just so unfair to me, and in the end
00:46
when they carry him out and you see
00:48
the back of his shoes, just like,
00:50
(acts out emotional distress)