Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's (Joshua Burge, The Revenant) older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.
- “That Potrykus is able to challenge us so deeply with such a low budget and limited resources makes Relaxer all the more impressive and essential.” – Hyperallergic
- “What's impressive is that, though it doesn't always achieve its aims, the film never gets dull despite the fact that we spend all of it watching a man on a couch.” – **Eye for Film*
- “Relaxer is a sickening, strangely funny takedown of the capitalistic system that's taking over the world.” – High on Films