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The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

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Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lizzie / Isabella
... Gordo
... Jo
... Sam
... Matt
... Kate
... Ethan
... Miss Ungermeyer
... Paolo
... Sergei
... Melina
Daniel Escobar ... Mr. Escobar
... Giorgio
... Dr. Comito
Terra C. MacLeod ... Franca
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Storyline

Teen queen Lizzie McGuire grows up a bit and hits the big screen in this comedy drama, based on the popular Disney Network series. Lizzie McGuire and her best friends Kate, Gordo, and Ethan have just graduated from middle school, and to celebrate, they're taking part in a class trip to Rome, Italy. Eager to celebrate their new maturity as high school students, Lizzie and her pals hope to live it up in one of Europe's most fabled cities, but fate has something more spectacular in store for Lizzie. Lizzie discovers that she bears a striking resemblance to Isabella, an Italian teen-pop idol famous for her duets with heart-throb Paolo -- so much so that when Paolo and Isabella have a falling out, he asks Lizzie to take Isabella's place for an upcoming concert. Lizzie, however, isn't sure she feels comfortable stepping into the spotlight, and is even less sure about the way she feels about Paolo, who makes no secret of his infatuation with her. Things don't get any simpler for Lizzie when ... Written by Rachel Barlow

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The Only Risk In Taking An Adventure Is Not Taking It At All. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciao Lizzie!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,338,755, 4 May 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,672,630, 10 August 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,273,034, 7 November 2003
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(DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Despite serving as the canonical ending of the Lizzie McGuire (2001) series, with the main characters graduating middle school, new episodes of the series continued to air for almost a year after the release of the film. See more »

Goofs

At graduation, Kate shames Lizzie for wearing the same dress she apparently wore to the spring fling. However, in the Lizzie McGuire TV series, Lizzie was banned from attending this dance. See more »

Quotes

[Lizzie has just thrown a coin into the Trevi Fountain and seen Paolo]
Lizzie McGuire: I WAS hoping for smooth sailing in high school but, this will do!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

What Dreams Are Made Of
Music by Matthew Wilder
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Produced by Mark Hammond and Chico Bennett
Performed by Hilary Duff (as Lizzie McGuire) and Haylie Duff (as Isabella Parigi) (uncredited)
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Fine for kids, and adults if you ignore the potholes in the story
5 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I ended up seeing this show because my daughter is a big fan of the TV show. It was moderately entertaining and amusing. I am certain, if I were a adolescent/pre-teen girl, that I would enjoy it a lot.

My biggest complaints, as an adult viewer, were the fairly obvious potholes in the story.

#1. Paolo sang worse than me, which is truly amazing. In reality, if he was ever to get to the point of being a star with the ability to have all the fancy manipulations used to make his voice sound delightful on the studio cuts he was lip-syncing, he would have to a fairly decent singer to get any kind of break.

#2. The setting was in Italy, but everyone seemed more comfortable using English, except for the hotel clerk, whose language trouble was comic relief and the two girls the boys try to meet.

#3 Lizzie is substituting for is masquerading as an Italian popstar in a scenario full of Italians, but no one seems to notice she can't speak any Italian, except for "ciao" and a couple other words.

#4 At the end, when the family and friends burst through security at the awards ceremony, like that could happen, they end up front and center, like those seat were just sitting there reserved for the first group of gate crashers to coming busting in. And the crows seemed to be predominantly kids and average folks, not the pretentious wannabes and celebrities that surely would have made up the crowd at a real award ceremony.

The one thing I did like about the movie, and the TV show, is the approx. 3 year younger looking little cartoon Lizzie that regularly pops up. It is a really good way to handle inner dialogue and does really add something positive to the show.


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