Lizzie McGuire has just recently become a very popular
movie and in mostly in part due to the success of the series by Disney, now
with the technology we can get back to the start and purchase the very first
six episodes of Lizzie McGuire now on DVD; When Mom Attacks..
The episodes contained here in closely relate to the bond
between mother and daughter and as Lizzie’s growing up and encountering all
sorts of problems at school, her mother tries to come to her rescue, but being
a teenager Lizzie only seems to think that her mother is just butting in
though she does do the right thing and let her mom try to help.
As you can guess Lizzie and her little brother don’t
exactly get along real well but the dynamic between brother and sister leads
to some very funny and interesting scenes. I do find that the stereotype of
men not being able to cook is annoying but for its comedic value it does make
one of the episodes really entertaining. As you can probably tell there are
many instances of stereotyping all through the entire series, but it does have
it pros and cons. It does a great job of not offending people and it makes
the jokes a lot easier to understand by using well known stereotypes and the
target audience of younger boys and girls means all you parents out there wont
be bothered with questions like “What does that mean” and “I don’t get it”.
Not only does Lizzie’s antics bring enjoyment to the
viewing audience by the situations she gets into and how she must deal, but
there is also a little cartoon figure that pops in out and out of scenes, this
cartoon character is in fact Lizzie’s thoughts and it brings a great break
into the story and tell you exactly what Lizzie is thinking and in some cases
what she would like to do. There is an episode where her very smart friend is
always given a B in science and his work is well above the class standard and
other students are getting A’s, when Lizzie’s brother is duped by his parents
to adopt his old name back after calling himself M DOGG, the cartoon character
expresses her concerns about the Jedi mind tricks that many adults play on
kids to mold them into what they want; a bit of reverse psychology. I found
this particular remark very amusing and I got some strange looks from people
around me when I laughed out loudly. So you can see that Lizzie McGuire is
not just for pre-teen girls but for people of all types, young, old, male,
female. Lizzie McGuire is a great addition to anyone’s DVD repertoire and I
look forward to seeing many other Lizzie McGuire DVD’s.
101 - Pool Party, the first episode is about how the two
best friends Lizzie and Miranda are invited to the hottest party by the most
popular guy but Lizzie isn’t allowed to go and they learn the true nature of
friendship and loyalty.
102 - Picture Day, school photo day and everyone is
concerned with how they are going to look and how they will be remembered
Lizzie’s mum demands that she wear a sweater that her Granny gave her but its
103 – Rumors, Lizzie accidentally starts a rumor about the
most popular girl (Kate) in school by accidentally sending out a chat message
on her computer to everyone instead of just her best friend and all hell
breaks loose when Kate seeks revenge on the guilty party.
104 - I’ve Got Rhythmic, Lizzie is having trouble finding
her gift, something she is good at that no one else can do as well, but when
she finds out what it is Kate tries to foil; her attempts of winning a
competition though Lizzie learns that it’s whether or not you enjoy what you
do instead of how good you are at it.
105 - When Mom Attacks, An overnight science camp, leaves
the girls from the class with out a chaperone and when they find a replacement
just in the nick of time Lizzie is shocked to find out that its her mother.
Lizzie has a lot of difficulty getting along with her mother even though all
the other girls at the camp are having a great time with her Lizzie still
thinks her mum is out to ruin everything.
106 - Jack of All Trades, Matt Lizzie’s little brother has
a new identity – M-Dogg, at the same time Lizzie’s other friend Gordo is
feeling unappreciated in science class even though his assignments are far
greater that everyone else’s. However the adults (Matt’s Parents and the
science teacher) have only been trying to teach the kids a lesson in self
Video and sound quality is clear and well presented, the
colors are bright and the light contrast is always perfect.
Extras, at the end of each episode if you let it run
through the credits you will be able to watch some outtakes, and you can take
a peak at the biographies on Hilary Duff, Laline and Adam Lamburg, some
pictures also exist. If you put the DVD into your computer DVD-ROM there is a
screen saver and also a wallpaper.
When Mom Attacks Features
Cast & Crew Biographies
DVD Rom Features