The Invisible Kid (1988)
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The main character is trying to piece together the missing parts of his father's experiment. While his psychotic mother tries to tell him that it was a recipe for super toilet bowl cleaner, the boy's additions to the formula create an invisibility powder. He and his friend take advantage of the situation at first, taking revenge of the bulley during his date and the basketball game, as well as peeking in the girls lockerroom.
The conflict arises between the principal, who steals the formula, and the group of friends who have to get together to get it back.
Sure, it's a really cheap movie. Obviously, it wasn't meant to be a blockbuster picture, but more like something made for fun. There are some funny moments like when the main character hides out under the principal's desk while the principal is there, and he lets out a huge fart and the kid nearly passes out.
And though most of the comedy is dull, at least it lacks a lot of the corniness. Their is no gushy emotions between mom and her son. The bulley jock is not quite the dickhead he would otherwise be made out as. The friend is a jerk most of the time, but lightens afterwards and eventually helps to save the day. It's a really wacky movie.
I think if you like this, you might want to try Nice Girls Don't Explode.