‘Valentine’s Day’ Represents ‘Great City’ Of Los Angeles, Stars Say

'It gets a bad rap ... it's a good city,' Jessica Biel says of the setting of the romantic comedy.

While quite a few romantic comedies feature scenes of people falling in and out of love in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, there aren’t as many that take place in Los Angeles. But Garry Marshall’s latest rom-com [movie id="430417"]“Valentine’s Day”[/movie] focuses on the romantic dalliances of L.A.’s most lovestruck inhabitants.

“We needed that. This is a city that takes a lot of abuse — and New York, they have some great romantic comedies, and it’s nice to have one from a guy that loves L.A.,” George Lopez said about the flick, opening Friday. “It’s good when you see it.”

Like Lopez, [movieperson id="188949"]Jessica Biel[/movieperson] agrees that L.A. has definitely been underrepresented in the rom-com community for too long. “It is a great city,” she said. “It gets a bad rap — a bad rap for sure. It’s a good city.”

[movieperson id="21681"]Jamie Foxx[/movieperson] thinks the city’s quirks make it the perfect place to stage a movie about falling in love on the most romantic day of the year. “[L.A. has] so many nooks and crannies and it’s so interesting how you find romance,” he said.

[movieperson id="208079"]Topher Grace[/movieperson] noted that the L.A. in the film is not “Hollywood L.A.,” and [movieperson id="257378"]Anne Hathaway[/movieperson] explained that another Marshall flick shaped her ideas of L.A. “One of my favorite movies growing up was ‘Pretty Woman’ and I remember when I first came out here — that and ‘Clueless’ [made me think] it’s going to be just like that and I like that this movie is like this.”

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