PREDICTABLE AND NOT THAT FUNNY
Megan Kelly, 15, is a ninth-grader at Crescenta Valley High
I found this movie to be a real bore. I thought the plot was
predictable, and I disliked the pop star angle, because it wasn’t
I found it hard to believe Lizzie could learn an entire dance
routine in high heels in a couple of hours, when she couldn’t even
walk across the platform at her graduation without tripping.
I also was disappointed that Miranda, Lizzie’s best friend, wasn’t
in the movie. On top of that, a lot of jokes weren’t even funny.
The only parts that anyone seemed to laugh at were the parts that
included Matt, Lizzie’s younger brother.
So, for me, the only thing I liked about the movie was that you
got to see a lot of Rome in it.
FUNNY, ROMANTIC TALE ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
Liam Kelly, 12, is a seventh-grader at Rosemont Middle School.
This movie is about Lizzie McGuire, who is visiting Rome on a
class field trip and, in the end, finds herself up on stage in front
of a big audience.
This movie is a romantic, funny one with a hidden mystery. On one
of the class’ excursions in Rome, Lizzie meets Rome’s major pop star,
Paolo. Paolo later explains that he and his partner, Isabelle, broke
up and Lizzie looks just like her. Paolo asks Lizzie to take
Isabelle’s place at an awards ceremony. Gordo, Lizzies’s best friend,
becomes jealous of Paolo.
When Lizzie’s little brother, Matt, finds out she is pretending to
be a pop star, he gets their parents involved. There’s confusion and
scrambling about as everyone tries to get everything straightened
This is a wonderful movie about what a true friendship is.
“The Lizzie McGuire Movie” is rated PG for mild thematic elements.