Created By: aradia22 on April 1, 2014 Last Edited By: aradia22 on May 22, 2016

Kiss In The Rain

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Related to other kissing tropes, the Kiss in the Rain is even more basic as it's Exactly What It Says on the Tin. It could be The Big Damn Kiss, the First Kiss, or the Last Kiss but the important thing is that it happens in the rain or after one or both of the participants have just escaped a rainstorm. The Kiss in the Rain has come to replace the largely discredited Foot Popping trope.

Examples

Film
  • The Heiress from 1949. Catherine runs out into the rain as Morris is leaving and he rushes to meet her so they are both dripping wet when they kiss a few moments later.
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • April 1, 2014
    DAN004
  • April 1, 2014
    Synchronicity
    Web Video

    • Invoked by Kissing in the Rain, in which actors reenact cinema's most famous examples of this trope, all while growing feelings for each other.
  • April 2, 2014
    Arivne
    Film
    • LA Story. At the end of the movie, the magical freeway sign controls the weather to prevent Sara from returning to London. Sara takes a taxi to the home of her Love Interest Harris Telemacher, and they embrace and kiss in a rainstorm.
  • April 2, 2014
    robbulldog
    Film
    • Streets Of Fire features this. After Cody throws the reward back in Billy Fish's face and storms out, Ellen follows him out into the rain, and a few moments later, we have the kiss.
  • April 2, 2014
    needsanewhobby
    The final scene of Four Weddings And A Funeral springs to mind, particularly as Carrie lampshades it somewhat. ("Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed.")
  • April 2, 2014
    gallium
    Film
    • Spider-Man and Mary Jane have an upside-down Kiss In The Rain in the 2002 version of Spider Man.
  • April 2, 2014
    aradia22
    Pride and Prejudice (2005), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Australia (2008) and The Notebook (2004) contain examples of this trope.
  • April 4, 2014
    Arivne
    • Capitalized the title.
    • Formatted Examples section.
    • Blue Linked some trope names.
  • May 24, 2014
    Unknown Troper
    Television: nodded to in "The 6th Grade Lock In" of Bad Teacher when Meredith and Joel kiss while the overhead sprinklers are on after she gives him a typical "kiss in the rain" speech.

    Considering this example, I would like to add something in the description about the kind of speech that can but doesn't always precede the kiss in the rain. The closest trope I could come up with was "Love Confession" but I think there might be a better one. Any ideas?
  • May 25, 2014
    NateTheGreat
    Are umbrellas a factor here?
  • May 25, 2014
    partner555
    ^ Umbrellas seem irrelevant to the trope. The important part is that a kiss happens in a rain.

    Can result in Happy Rain.

    Underwater Kiss might be related.
  • May 25, 2014
    NateTheGreat
  • May 25, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ Perhaps. One does not necessarily have to have the other trope in effect.
  • June 15, 2014
    aradia22
    bump
  • June 30, 2014
    XFllo
    We need to compare this draft and Romantic Rain draft.
  • June 30, 2014
    lexicon
    "It happens in the rain or after one or both of the participants have just escaped a rainstorm." This is Caught In The Rain.
  • July 6, 2014
    aradia22
    Thanks, lexicon. I was wondering why this trope didn't have this own page yet. Slight quibble, Caught in the Rain concerns couples that are outdoors when it begins to rain who may then take shelter in the same place. It doesn't seem to include couples who just go out into the rain (The Heiress example) or parodies (Bad Teacher example).

    I'm fine with letting this get absorbed into Romantic Rain or letting Romantic Rain be an umbrella for this trope.
  • July 6, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ lol, umbrella. :P
  • May 22, 2016
    Morgenthaler
    ^^ Alright, throwing in a bomb for discard.
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