Picks and Pans Review: The Lizzie Mcguire Movie

UPDATED 05/12/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/12/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg

Forget the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. For an entire generation, Rome will now be that place where Lizzie McGuire discovered romance. The Lizzie McGuire Movie, a sitcommish film that astutely builds on the Disney Channel's eponymous series about the preppy charmer, transports new junior high grad Lizzie (Duff), nerdy best bud Gordo (Lamberg), classmates and Lizzie's family to the Eternal City on a school trip. There Lizzie discovers love with a cute Italian pop star (Yani Gellman) who sweeps her off her feet and onto his Vespa. But are his intentions honorable?

Young fans of the TV show will relish Lizzie because the innocuously likable Duff is in every scene, modeling wacky outfits and singing. Accompanying adults will be grateful there's no violence or potty humor, a rarity in kids' films today. (PG)

BOTTOM LINE: A laudable Lizzie

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