Today's edition of Seven Kisses of Midnight takes on a battle of the rainstorm smooches. Rain has long been used in literature and film during intimate scenes as a metaphor for cleansing and rebirth into a new, shared life. So much that perhaps it has become cliche, but who doesn't love watching someone get drenched and lucky at the same time?
Would that I could, I'd whip out my John Madden electronic pen and BOOM...break each of these down for you with exaggerated arcs and Xs and Os until one stood triumphant. For now, I'll just throw out the penalties and let you make the call. And yes, I have been gorging on too much football.
Rain Kiss #1: Breakfast at Tiffany's
2:18 and 4:25 Requisite Gaping Mouth in the Rain
2:43-3:40 Almost an entire minute where he fails to assist her in locating "cat". Yes, he stands there in his Rick-Astley-flasher-overcoat looking handsome, but there should be a penalty for his inertness. Like a right hook from the squished cat, who happens to be penalty #3: full body contact interference due to feline.
Rain Kiss #2: The Notebook
0:32 Requisite Gaping Mouth in the Rain
0:05 Positive yardage for the costume designers capitalizing on the inherent sexiness of a soaked white shirt, which is then negated by the shorts beneath Rachel McAdam's dress at 0:06
0:22 Just in case she's mathematically challenged, he takes the opportunity to expound on the three hundred sixty five day reference. Penalty for the writers insulting her intelligence and the audience's just before the kiss.
It's your call: Which is the better rain-soaked kiss scene?