More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

“I think the best things in life begin from sometimes, the worst things in life. But not without effort. Not without hopes and dreams.” – Pat Morita

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of actor and comedian Pat Morita.

My Take on it – Anyone who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s knew Pat Morita.

He was either known as Arnold from Happy Days or as Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid films.

This is a great documentary that tells us more about his life and career than most people are even aware of.

This film tells things in a no hold barred way and allows us to see how much much he suffered from his troubled life as a child and his two divorces which caused his alcoholism to rise.

They are able to interview many of his costars from both TV and movies and this adds a whole new layer to things because despite most of them knowing about his personal problems, they were never in much of a position to help him out.

The home videos shown allow us to see his true nature and that says so much about who he truly was, especially in his later years.

This film does prove, like its title that there was much more to this man and that people need to sometimes look beyond the surface to see who a person really is deep down because we can really be surprised in a good way despite tragic circumstances.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Pat’s daughters declined to be interviewed for this film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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