The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 comedy film, released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 2, 2003. Serving as the series finale to the television series Lizzie McGuire, it was the first theatrical film based on a Disney Channel Original Series. The film stars Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, and Yani Gellman and tells the story of protagonist Lizzie McGuire's graduation trip to Rome. Upon release, the film peaked at number two in the domestic box office behind X2: X-Men United. It was released August 12, 2003 on VHS and DVD.
The film begins with Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) preparing for her junior high graduation with her best friend, David "Gordo" Gordon (Adam Lamberg). During the ceremony, Lizzie trips on stage and accidentally brings the curtains down on her fellow graduates, which causes her to be teased mercilessly by her nemesis, Kate Sanders (Ashlie Brillault) and her younger brother Matt (Jake Thomas).