The Lizzie McGuire Movie
spins around the axis of Disney Channel starlet Hilary Duff, whose glossy good looks and rather mature figure are balanced by a sweetly bashful persona and an endearing klutziness. On a school trip to Rome, Lizzie is discovered to be the virtual twin of an Italian pop star named Isabella--and her dreamy former partner wants Lizzie to take Isabella's place at an award show to avoid a lawsuit. Only Lizzie's loyal best friend Gordo (Adam Lamberg) suspects that Paolo may not be all that he seems. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
is competent fluff, with the most fun to be had coming from Lizzie's pesky little brother (Jake Thomas) and his Machiavellian friend Melina (Carly Schroeder), who plot to humiliate Lizzie for fun and personal gain. It also features Alex Borstein as Lizzie's tyrannical principal and chaperone. --Bret Fetzer
Walt Disney Pictures presents The Lizzie McGuire Movie
, the hilarious comedy starring Hollywoods hottest teen, Hilary Duff (Agent Cody Banks
). The comic foibles of lovable Lizzie (Duff) and her pals begin as they pack their bags for a class trip to Italy. For Lizzie, its a trip of a lifetime that becomes a dream come true when she falls for Paolo, an Italian pop sensation, who mistakes her for his former girlfriend. Transformed from an awkward teen to an international pop star, Lizzie must choose between her glamorous new life and leaving her old life and friends behind.