Lizzie McGuire Movie, The (film) Lizzie McGuire and her pals Gordo, Kate, and Ethan go on a class trip to Italy, where Lizzie is mistaken for Isabella (who is part of an Italian pop duo) and begins to fall 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 Italy. 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. Released on May 2, 2003. Directed by Jim Fall. Stars Hilary Duff (Lizzie), Adam Lamberg (Gordo), Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire), Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire), Jake Thomas (Matt), Yani Gellman (Paolo), Alex Borstein (Miss Ungermeyer), Clayton Snyder (Ethan), Ashlie Brillault (Kate), Brendan Kelly (Sergei), Carly Schroeder (Melina). 94 min. Filmed on location in Rome, in Super 35-Scope. Released on video in 2003.