- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 12, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending
- Music Video: Hillary Duff - "Why Not"
- IN THE RECORDING STUDIO WITH HILLARY
- LIZZIE'S ROMAN ADVENTURE
- ROAMIN' VOLARE
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 05/02/2003
"...An entertaining and effective expansion of the television series..."
USA Today - 05/02/2003
"...Kids will love it....The movie is sure to appeal to fans of the show..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/02/2003
"...Duff is a true beauty with a dazzling smile..."
Variety - 05/05/2003
"...The Canadian Gelman is entirely convincing as a Latin teeny-bopper heartthrob..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/15/2003
"...Duff is charming..."
Rolling Stone - 09/18/2003
"...[Duff] does have a starlike charm..."
Sight and Sound - 10/10/2003
"...A refreshingly old-fashioned, character-driven, feelgood romance..."
Accident-prone Lizzie McGuire (Hillary Duff) gets the adventure of a lifetime when she takes a two-week school trip to Rome following her junior high school graduation. On her first day in the Eternal City, Lizzie meets Paolo (Yani Gellman), half of a famous Italian pop duo. Paolo and his partner, Isabella, have recently split up due to creative differences. With the exception of her blonde tresses, all-American Lizzie is a dead ringer for the dark-haired Isabella, and charming Paolo persuades her to pretend she's Isabella at an important awards show. Posing as the diva, Lizzie is waited on hand and foot and admired by millions--and she gets to hang out with a cute Italian boy who seems to like her. Of course, sneaking away from her school tour is no easy feat, especially with group leader Miss Ungermeyer (Alex Borstein) on watch. But with the help of her lifelong pal, Gordo (Adam Lamberg), who also harbors a secret crush on his best friend, Lizzie gets to live out her fantasies. Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd, Ashlie Brillault, and Clayton Snyder reprise their roles from the Disney television series of the same name in this feature from director Jim Fall (TRICK).
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Join America's sweetheart, Lizzie McGuire, on the trip of a lifetime in the theatrical hit THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE, starring teen sensation Hilary Duff (AGENT CODY BANKS). Goodbye, home! Hello, Rome! Lizzie, along with classmates Gordo, Kate, and Ethan, is celebrating with a graduation trip to Italy to experience la dolce vita -- and some awesome pizza! In a whirlwind of comic events, Lizzie is mistaken for Italy's biggest pop diva, Isabella, and falls for Paolo, Isabella's handsome singing partner. Transformed from awkward teen into international pop star, Lizzie now has the choice of a lifetime. Will becoming Italy's next singing sensation also mean leaving her family and close friends behind' It's up to Lizzie to embrace newfound courage and do things she never thought possible. Find out what dreams are made of in THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE.
- Theatrical release: May 2, 2003