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Relaxer is bound to strike many viewers as unpleasant, but this thoroughly unique comedy will strike a chord with fans of defiantly unsettling cinema. Read critic reviews

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With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge -- the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man -- and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it.

Cast & Crew

Andre Hyland
Dallas
Adina Howard
Arin Bechdel
Joel Potrykus
Screenwriter
Daniel Berger
Executive Producer
Aaron Katz
Executive Producer
Adam J. Minnick
Cinematographer
Joel Potrykus
Film Editor
Alan Palomo
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Michael Saunders
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  • Potrykus found innumerable ways to render cinematic the film's single location, a grungy Michigan apartment where a childlike slacker spends months trying to reach the fabled 257th level of Pac-Man.

    December 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Some may find this movie unbearable; yet there's a place for pictures that push us to the limits of forbearance. Sometimes, even the loathsome have stories worth telling.

    March 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I can't honestly recommend Relaxer to most readers, but if you like this kind of thing, you'll probably love it.

    March 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • For a movie that's often embarrassingly funny-with its absurdist hangout dialogue, posturing nobodies, and perfectly timed spews-Relaxer is fundamentally sad.

    March 20, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Through its precise filmmaking and whirlwind script about one loser who never gets off the couch, it's a magnetic, five-senses experience for slacker cinema.

    July 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Joel Potrykus's droll world is defined by feats of man-child pettiness, by lazy guys who turn the banalities of daily life into meaningless trials of integrity.

    June 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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