The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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"The only risk in taking an adventure is not taking it at all."
  • PG
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.5  (41,921)
  • 56

The Lizzie McGuire Movie from 2003 is a teen comedy film directed by Jim Fall, based on the popular Disney Channel television series, Lizzie McGuire. The movie stars Hilary Duff as Lizzie McGuire, who is an awkward teenager on a trip to Rome where she hopes to discover her inner self and find true love. The story of the movie kicks off with Lizzie Graduating from middle school and with the commencement ceremony marking the transition from school to a summer of sun soaked days at home it begins with Lizzie excited about the possibilities but also nervous about fitting in with her friends. Her graduation ceremony is disrupted, however, when she accidentally trips on the stage and humiliates herself in front of everyone, including her crush, Ethan Craft (played by Clayton Snyder).

To get over this awkwardness and divert her attention, Lizzie's mother, Jo (played by Hallie Todd), surprises her with a trip to Rome for her high school graduation present. Reluctant at first, Lizzie eventually gets excited about the trip and sets off for Rome with her best friend, Gordo (played by Adam Lamberg), and her meddling little brother, Matt (played by Jake Thomas).

Upon arriving in Rome, Lizzie and her friends find themselves in a foreign and exciting city. However, Lizzie's excitement is quickly overshadowed by her frustration with her friends, her lack of freedom, and her inability to communicate with the local Italians. While visiting the Trevi fountain, Lizzie suddenly gets mistaken for an Italian pop star, Isabella (played by Duff in disguise), and to her amazement, she's swept up in a whirlwind adventure that takes her throughout the city, with her friends in tow.

As Lizzie pretends to be Isabella, she experiences what it's like to be a celebrity, complete with paparazzi and screaming fans. However, she quickly discovers that being popular isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when she has to keep up the charade of being a pop star in front of everyone she knows. The situation gets even more complicated when Lizzie starts developing feelings for Paolo (played by Yani Gellman), Isabella's former singing partner and current romantic interest. Lizzie soon faces a difficult decision over which path to choose, to become Isabella or stay herself.

The movie features a lot of hilarious scenes that highlight Lizzie's awkwardness as she navigates the pitfalls of high school life and the Italian paparazzi. Along the way, she also learns valuable lessons on friendship, growing up, and staying true to herself. The chemistry between Duff, Lamberg, and Snyder shines on screen, making the movie entertaining for both fans of the TV show and newcomers to the franchise.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie also features an upbeat soundtrack, with songs from Duff as well as other notable artists, such as Avril Lavigne, Atomic Kitten, and Jump5. The song "What Dreams Are Made Of," which Duff performed as Isabella, became a hit and remains a signature track of the movie.

Overall, The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a fun and heartwarming coming-of-age story that will have viewers rooting for Lizzie as she navigates the ups and downs of life in Rome. It's a movie that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages, and it's a great reminder that it's never too late to discover your inner self and chase your dreams.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 56.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie
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    5.5  (41,921)
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