Mira Sorvino won an Academy Award for playing a prostitute who gave her son up for adoption in the 1995 comedy “The Mighty Aphrodite,” and in the new movie “Qutters,” she’s back in that darkly comedic territory as a mother who enters rehab for a prescription drug addiction.
In this clip from director Noah Pritzker’s debut film — about a high schooler played by Ben Konigsberg (“Orange Is the New Black”), whose life crumbles when he clashes with his father (Greg Germann) after his mom checks in for treatment — Sorvino is living in a rehab facility that sits high above the ocean, where she gets into a dispute with Germann’s character.
He seems to be oblivious to the fact that his wife is in rehab — he says that he wants to take her out for the evening — and she gets upset that he doesn’t understand how serious her rehab situation is.
“You’re not the only one who needs a vacation,” he says to her in frustration.
After she explains to him that this isn’t a vacation because she’s in rehab, he still doesn’t seem to get it.
“Why can’t we just have some … fun together?” he angrily asks her.
“Quitters” opens in theaters on July 22.