Yes - "It Rains on Our Love" feels dated, but it also feels surprisingly modern for 1946. This second film from Ingmar Bergman plays like a cross between Luchino Visconti (Ossessione) & Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) - a cross between down to earth social neorealism and poetic magical realism. And it actually kind of works.
Two lovers - drifters, who meet by chance and never seem to get a brake in their lives, are well portrayed and all the supporting characters are quite memorable. A strong (if overly simplistic) story with a firm moral center has - gasp, a hopeful & happy ending!
A Bergman film - with a hopeful, happy ending? You heard it right. Its like - human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
7.5 out of 10