10 Family Movies for Summer

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

The Lizzy McGuire Movie

Rated: PG

Year: 2003

Cast: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Yani Gellman

La Dolce Vita, according to Disney: On a class trip to Rome, Lizzie finds the perfect reason to dodge the school chaperone when she meets the dashing Paolo. Right away, he notices Lizzie's startling resemblance to Isabella, his AWOL singing partner and Italian pop diva. Lizzie's head spins with Paolo's promises of star treatment, and the chance to see Rome on the back of Paolo's scooter. Could this be amore?

What Parents Like: The kids on this trip actually act like eighth graders. Lizzie's sweet and wholesome appeal is more Gidget than Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

What Kids like: No parents and only one chaperone. It's Fantasy Island for the junior high set. By movie's end, Lizzie finds plenty to sing about, namely the wonders of true friendship and being yourself.

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