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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

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Set in 1962 Wales, Experience Preferred...But Not Essential is the story of a hotel waitress named Annie (Elizabeth Edmonds). In the words of the famous song, Annie's been looking for love in all the wrong places. This time around, she hopes to find lasting happiness in the arms of the hotel cook. Screenwriter June Roberts' "ear" for period dialogue and attitudes is unerring; indeed, it is difficult to believe that the film was actually made 20 years after the on-screen events take place. Part of a series of films about young people produced for British television, Experience Preferred...But Not Essential has gained its largest American following thanks to Public TV. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Experience Preferred... But Not Essential

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A gentle British comedy with a lot of charm.

October 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Guess what Annie did on her summer vacation the year before she started college? Yes, of course, you're right. And on the first try too.

October 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Nothing particularly surprising here, but the sentiment is notably unforced.

October 29, 2014 | Full Review…
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This is a picture not to be missed.

October 29, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This totally satisfying film is one of the year's refreshing surprises.

October 29, 2014 | Full Review…

[Director Peter Duffel] relies on several strong performances for most of the film's effect.

October 29, 2014 | Full Review…

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