The Karate Kid tells the story of a displaced New Jersey teenager who just moved across country with his Mom. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) has a tough time adjusting and dealing with his feelings of betrayal and anger. It is only when he meets a local elderly gardener that he starts on his path of acceptance, self-confidence and a healthy sense of his own worth.
Among the takeaways from this movie are:
- Always be respectful
- Never judge a book by its cover
- Never back down
- Find balance in your life