(Of a novel, play, or movie) having an excessively elaborate or complicated plot.
- The film does lean heavily on its plotty mechanics.
- At these moments, the film, which is mostly a plotty and deeply self-admiring tale about British code-breakers during WWII, turns funny, even witty.
- It's a disappointing scene, I think, because we're in the middle where nothing plotty is happening.
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