The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lizzie McGuire Movie2003

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)



Critic Consensus: Harmless piece of fluff that ought to satisfy fans of the TV show.

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Movie Info

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie McGuire and her pals Gordo, Kate and Ethan all pack their bags and plan to live la dolce vita while on a class trip to Italy. Once there, Lizzie is mistaken for pop star Isabella and begins to falls for Paolo, Isabella's handsome, Italian pop star former boyfriend. When Lizzie's mom, dad and annoying brother Matt get wind of this, they all jet their way to the boot country. In the meantime, Lizzie is transformed from a gawky teen to a beautiful pop star, Gordo struggles to understand his true feelings for her, and a whirlwind of surprising events force Lizzie to find the true meaning of friendship.

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Hilary Duff
as Lizzie McGuire
Robert Carradine
as Mr. McGuire
Hallie Todd
as Mrs. McGuire
Jake Thomas
as Matt McGuire
Alex Borstein
as Miss Ungermeyer
Ashlie Brillault
as Kate Sanders
Daniel Escobar
as Mr. Escobar
Jody Racicot
as Giorgio
Peter Kelamis
as Dr. Comito
Alessandro Cavalieri
as Tour Bus Driver
Paolo Giovannucci
as Florista No. 1
Riccardo Marino
as Gelato Vendor
Katy Louise Saunders
as Cute Girl No. 1
Silvia Caricato
as Cute Girl No. 2
Michael Carrat
as Italian Guy No. 1
Giulio Berruti
as Italian Guy No. 2
Matteo Perazzini
as Italian Guy No. 3
Ona Grauer
as Model No. 1
Antonio Cupo
as Model No. 2
Stefano Colacitti
as Sound Engineer
Jackson Rogow
as Curly Hair Kid
Brent Chapman
as Parent No. 1
Christine Lippa
as Parent No. 2
Dan Joffre
as Parent No. 3
Chiara Tommasino
as Small Child No. 1
Ilaria Tommassino
as Small Child No. 2
Pierluigi Sambucci
as Small Child No. 3
Claude Knowlton
as Stage Manager
John Ulmer
as Airport Worker
Michael H. Fall
as Italian Man at Airport
Peter Grasso
as Paparazzi No. 1
Aaron Douglas
as Paparazzi No. 2
Stefano Giulianetti
as Paparazzi No. 3
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Critic Reviews for The Lizzie McGuire Movie

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (39)

As it goes with the TV show, so it goes with the movie, which benefits from being shot largely in Rome and suffers from trying to stretch its sitcom antics to feature length.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The target audience will absolutely adore it.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Granted, it's not going to ever be confused with an actual 'good' movie, but for young kids looking for a diversion and parents hoping like crazy to find them one, this more than fits the bill.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Jim Fall has orchestrated Lizzie's dream vacation with energy and humor.

May 5, 2003

... [Duff's] a very charming young actress, but the material just isn't there.

May 5, 2003

Doesn't try to be more than what it is: a romantic fantasy caper.

May 2, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Disney is kind of ruining the film industry with shit like this.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

The songs had you wanting to dance along and sing and it's a real teen movie. I think I'll always have a soft spot for this film. It's a guilty pleasure and Lizzie McGuire was a noughtie's favourite on the Disney Channel. Smart move making a film from it.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Saw this years ago by accident on a plane. Seriously, only if you are a fan of the T.V. show then see it, if you aren't, stay FAR away.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

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