The Lizzie McGuire Movie [DVD] [2003]

  • SKU: 5696909
  • Release Date: 08/12/2003
  • Rating: PG
Teen star Hilary Duff brings her popular television character Lizzie Maguire to the big screen, and now (very quickly) to DVD. Unquestionably the high point of this disc is the transfer, which is presented in both anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen and cropped pan-and-scan. A wonderful job has been done here with the original film elements, as colors are perfectly realized, while blacks are solid and show no sign of breakdown. The detail is equally good, especially in presenting the beautiful city of Rome. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track is certainly predictable. The surrounds aren't developed in any significant way, but for a small teen romantic comedy, it still sounds full and recreates the existing sound field as it should. Supplements are relatively weak, with a 11-minute PR featurette on the making of the film as the centerpiece. Also included are the music video for "Hey Now" by Duff and a promotional piece hyping her new album. Amounting to little is a music video for the remake of "Volare," which consists solely of the scene in the film. Finally, along with some home video previews for the likes of Sleeping Beauty and The Lion King are two deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with option introductions from director Jim Fall.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • "In the Recording Studio With Hilary" featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate ending
  • "Hilary's Roman Adventure"featurette
  • "Why Not" music video
  • "Roamin' Volare" featurette
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16 x 9televisions and fullscreen (1.33:1) versions
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Lizzie McGuire Movie
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 (Hilary Duff) and her best friends Kate (Ashlie Brillault), Gordo (Adam Lamberg), and Ethan (Clayton Snyder) 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 (Yani Gellman) -- 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 her family gets wind of her newfound fame, and catch the next flight to Italy. The Lizzie McGuire Movie also features Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd as Lizzie's parents, and Jake Thomas as her younger brother Matt, all of whom reprise their roles from the television series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hilary Duff
    Hilary Duff - Isabella, Lizzie McGuire
  • Yani Gellman
    Yani Gellman - Paolo
  • Adam Lamberg
    Adam Lamberg - David "Gordo" Gordon
  • Robert Carradine
    Robert Carradine - Mr. Sam McGuire



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't Be Afraid to Like It!

    Posted
    fiddler

    As a mid-teen, I was a bit embarassed to admit I liked watching Lizzie McGuire the show. Disney channel shows were not yet extremely popular and its comedy was seen as silly. I did go on to watch the movie, and even now I seem to enjoy its carefree humor and fun nature. And plus, I love watching it for the visuals... makes me want to catch the next plane to Italy ASAP! Guys will most likely not like it at all, but for girls, it's good to pass time and have a mini-adventure. Sure, it's far fetched... I mean, a clutzy girl graduates Jr. High (after ruining the ceremony) and then goes on a class trip to Italy. She just happens to have an uncanny resemblance to an Italian super popstar Isabella who worked side-by-side with Italian hunk Paolo. Paolo just happens to find Lizzie at the right time and enchants her with his ethnic Italian charm and warm attitude to do a big favor for him which Lizzie risks her everything to do. Gordo, her best friend, also cares about Lizzie... but who's really there to wish her well? Some parts are predictable, but that shouldn't be a problem if what happens in between is entertaining. It's a very cute movie. And Hilary Duff with Lizzie McGuire and this Lizzie McGuire movie seemed to start the new trend of kids desiring to become popstars. She started the era where every Disney channel female star signed (almost all) can sing and go public with it. I'm not a fan of the new stuff, but Lizzie McGuire had this innocence which always seemed alluring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilary Duff At Her Best

    Posted
    Ant212

    This was Hilary Duff's first movie on the big screen and I have to say it was one of her best. The lizzie Mcguire series was so big but they took the movie to a whole other level. The plot was good and the songs that Hilary duff sing are great. Go out and buy this movie and I bet you will watch it over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun and Healthy Movie.

    Posted
    Txdude
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    My daughter is already 20 but she wanted to see this movie again because she was a big Hilary Duff fan back in the day. This movie is very wholesome and funny. Can't find it on Netflix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best movie purchase EVER!

    Posted
    Kaitie

    This movie is great!My family never gets sick of it.Beautiful scenery and pretty funny!And you can buy the movies soundtrack which is also very good!:)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looooove this movie

    Posted
    JumboRocks
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    My favorite movie, dont care what people say mon. Yes

    I would recommend this to a friend


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